AVAILABLE NOW | 2016 NEW RELEASE: 'Weeping For The Setting Sun' E.P. - By Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra.
Bi0: Rosh is an american singer-songwriter, that performs mostly in 100% darkness with his touring band Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra at his social change events called The Blind Cafe Experience. Born & raised in Boston, MA he moved to Boulder, CO in 2001. In 2006 he began touring as a solo artist in the US, Ireland, Europe and Iceland. While in Reykjavik, Iceland he happened upon a temporary ‘cafe in the dark’ set up for disabilities awareness week, where the guests gathered over coffee in complete darkness and all the waitstaff where legally blind. Rosh, having found the Iceland experience profoundly moving, decided to take the concept of darkness and create a Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience for music fans, guiding them through an ‘active music listening’ experience where the fans experience listening to music in depth, without the distraction of their visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones. Having a friend who is blind...Read More.
The Blind Cafe Orchestra
Meet, The Blind Cafe Orchestra's Artistic Director and Blind Cafe Performing Artist, Phil Norman
Bio: Artistic Director for The Blind Cafe Orchestra & orginal Master of Darkness for The Blind Cafe, Phil Norman composes string & orchestral arrangements for Rosh's songs as well performs in the dark with The Blind Cafe Orchestra.
A performer dedicated to redefining cello playing, Phil Norman draws from diverse influences to create eclectic original compositions. Classically trained with a degree from the University of Colorado, he has studied jazz with pianist Russell Schmidt and violinist Glenn Basham, and has since been immersed in alternative styles of cello playing. He is an active performer in the Front Range of Colorado, Kristi Stice, Someone's in for an Explosion, Travis Grode and nationally with Bettman and Halpin. Read more...