Guru Java Coffeehouse - Performers 1990-1995

This is a side-bar post to my main one about the Guru Java Coffeehouse and it's a list of performers at the venue that we compiled at the end of 1995. The coffeehouse continued until 1999, but I was rather less involved in those later years. After the jump, a very long list:

Related posts:
Guru Java Coffeehouse - History and Posters
Guru Java Coffeehouse - The Manifesto

* indicates a sold-out show
links are to the poster for that show

1990-91 School Year

September 21, 1990
Susan Denton Staley, Robert Meitus, Icemakers of the Revolution
(Carrie Newcomer was scheduled but canceled)

October 19, 1990
Twopenny Hangover, Jim Scott

November 2, 1990
National Velveeta, Carrie Newcomer, Robert Meitus

January 11, 1991
Chris O’Connor, Twopenny Hangover

January 18, 1991
Patchwork, Icemakers of the Revolution

March 15, 1991
Joey Adams, Impromptu

March 22, 1991
Mostly Water, Susan Staley

March 29, 1991
Dave Samuelson, Jim Scott

April 5, 1991
Comedy Night
Paul Baltes, National Velveeta

April 12, 1991
Stretch Einstein, Twopenny Hangover

April 19, 1991
Earth Day Hoedown
Gerald Coté and the Bent Nickel Band

April 26, 1991
Sharon Dressen-McKnight, Cathy Winter

May 3, 1991
End of Semester Blowout
Sound Environment, Sisters of Thunder, National Velveeta, Twopenny Hangover, Icemakers of the Revolution

Summer 1991

May 31, 1991
Carrie Newcomer

June 25, 1991
Poet’s Corner, Carrie Newcomer

1991-92 School Year

August 30, 1991
Von’s, Guru Java Progressive Folk Festival
(Von’s Parking Lot)
Susan Staley, Twopenny Hangover, Robert Meitus & the Dorkestra, Carrie Newcomer, National Velveeta, Icemakers of the Revolution

September 6, 1991
Hungie Bungies, Icemakers of the Revolution

September 13, 1991
G.L.A.C., National Velveeta

September 20, 1991
Dave Samuelson, Combustible Duck

September 27, 1991
Koyaanisqatsi, Sisters of Thunder

October 11, 1991
(co-sponsored by N.O.W.)
Susan Denton Staley, Sisters of Thunder, Icemakers of the Revolution

October 18, 1991
Open mic poetry, Roger Priest & Jazz Ink

October 25, 1991
Paul Baltes, Juggling Club, Joey Adams, National Velveeta

November 1, 1991
Twopenny Hangover

November 8, 1991
No performers - "Tie-Dye Party and Creative Fest"

November 15, 1991
Percussion Jam, Buggtussle

November 22, 1991
Wymin’s Coffeehouse

December 13, 1991
G.L.A.C.

January 17, 1992
Peacenik, Icemakers of the Revolution

January 24, 1992
Larry Hoover, Jeff Baker, Michael Lewis

January 31, 1992
Dennis Leas, The Cleavers, Andrew Calhoun

February 7, 1992
Koyaanisqatsi, Impromptu

February 14, 1992
Joey Adams, National Velveeta

February 21, 1992
Susan Staley, Kat Eggleston

March 13, 1992
Patchwork, Combustible Duck

March 20, 1992
The Cleavers, Murder at the GuruJava, Roger Priest and Jazz Ink

March 27, 1992
Stacy Spain’s Upon Deer Creek, Cathy Winter

April 3, 1992
Christian Music Night
The House, Brian Huptke, Michael Lewis, Sisters of Thunder

April 24, 1992
Margo Hennebach


Summer 1992

July 3, 1992
Joey Adams, Icemakers of the Revolution

July 31, 1992
Sinful Men, SAMI

1992-93 School Year

August 28, 1992
Brian Anderson

September 4, 1992
In the Kitchen, Icemakers of the Revolution

September 11, 1992
Pete Bogg, National Velveeta

September 18, 1992
Women’s Coffeehouse
Man Lei Bec, In the Kitchen

September 25, 1992
Gary Wood, Jon Svetsky

October 2, 1992
Wesley’s 75th Anniversary
Roger Priest and Jazz Ink

October 16, 1992
Kirk Waldrop, National Velveeta

October 23, 1992
Episcopal Diocese Convention
René Ketterer, Heartsounds

October 30, 1992
SAMI (Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana)

November 6, 1992
(University Church)
Comedy Night
Steve Feazel and his Comedy Class, Joey Adams, National Velveeta

November 13, 1992
(University Church)
Jazz & Poetry
Voodoo Brain, Koyaanisqatsi

November 20, 1992
(University Church)
Bridget Ball

December 4, 1992
Day Without Art (AIDS Awareness week)
Tom Mason, Icemakers of the Revolution

December 11, 1992
Twopenny Hangover, Hunter Moore

December 18, 1992
End O’ Semester Potluck/Jam

January 15, 1993
Planned Parenthood Benefit
In the Kitchen, Icemakers of the Revolution

January 22, 1993
SAMI

January 29, 1993
Merriwether & Florek, Chris Farrell

February 5, 1993
(Co-sponsored by Purdue Out)
Laura O’Neal, Barbara Ann Humphrey

February 12, 1993
Kat Eggleston & Andrew Calhoun

February 19, 1993
Black History Night:
Make A Joyful Noise
David Hill
Ramone Edmundson

February 26, 1993
Biscayne Bay, Brian Thomas

March 19, 1993
Laura O’Neal, Jim Scott

March 26, 1993
Women’s History Night:
In The Kitchen
Laura O’Neal, etc etc etc

April 16, 1993
SAMI Showcase

April 23, 1993
Earth Day Concert:
Drumming, Dennis Leas
April 30, 1993
Jim Schrum, Jessica Billey, Chris Kleiser, Laura O’Neal, The Iconoclasts (Student English Association writer’s group)


Summer 1993

June 9, 1993
National Velveeta


1993-94 School Year

September 3, 1993*
The Velmas, Walaroo South

September 24, 1993
Dave Samuelson, Bent Nickle Dance Band

October 15, 1993
Laura Yetman/Lesa Peterson, In The Kitchen, Jessica Billey & friends

October 29, 1993
Costume party, Davis Farm, Icemakers of the Revolution

November 19, 1993
Iconoclasts, Brian Hupke

December 10, 1993
Sisters of Thunder

January 14, 1994*
The LoveMeKnots, The Velmas

January 28, 1994*
Aaron’s Beard, Pete Bogg
Rattail Grenadier & Starbelly cancelled

February 11, 1994*
The Love Cows, Twopenny Hangover

February 25, 1994
Social Sometimes, Barbara Ann Humphrey
(both bands canceled, we had open mic)

March 18, 1994
Women’s History Month
Laura O’Neal, Jessica Billey, Spinning Jenny, Purdue Repertory Dance Co., Writers Anonymous, Deborah Epperson, Liz Thelen, Lisa-Marie Centeno

April 1, 1994
National Velveeta, Vulgar Boatmen

April 29, 1994
Mind Rift?, The Love Cows, Pete Bogg, Kirk Waldrop, Plaid Descent


Summer 1994

June 10, 1994
Social Sometimes, Your Neighbors

August 5, 1994
Guy & Rob, Mikes House, The LoveMeKnots


1994-95 School Year

August 26, 1994*
The Lovecows, Plaid Descent

September 9, 1994*
The Velmas, Your Neighbors

September 16, 1994*
Sharlee Davis & Will Devitt, Twopenny Hangover

September 30, 1994
National Velveeta, Jim Scott

October 14, 1994
Ten O’Clock Scholar, Walaroo South, Neena Foundry

October 28, 1994
Halloween Costume Party
Blue, Walker, Creamy Linguini

November 11, 1994
Tim (cancelled), Pete Bogg

December 2, 1994
Sardina, Honest Engine, LoveMeKnots

Spring 1995

January 13, 1995
David Prokopy, Your Neighbors

January 27, 1995
Creamy Linguini, Honest Engine

February 10, 1995
Sisters of Thunder, Dennis Leas with Mike Kelsey

February 24, 1995
Pete Bogg, Neena Foundry

March 17, 1995
Women's Nite: Sharlee Davis & Will Devitt

March 31, 1995
National Velveeta, Dr. Fine & D'Gleet

April 28, 1995

Summer 1995

June 2, 1995
Lowercase M, Stringbean

June 30, 1995
Squirtgun, Walker

July 28, 1995
Honest Engine, The Spelunkers

August 25, 1995
Your Neighbors, The Velmas

Fall 1995

September 8, 1995
Phantom Lures, Bedford Falls

September 22, 1995
Walaroo, Neena Foundry

October 13, 1995
Michael Longcor, Mark Lechmann

October 27, 1995
Vinyl Shriner, Honest Engine

November 3, 1995
United States Three (canceled), El Niño (canceled)
(one guy from US3 played solo)

November 17, 1995
Whistling Jupiters, Bathtub Virgins

December 8, 1995
Sharlee Davis & Will Devitt, Victims of Circumstance