Our Band

The Atlanta Cafe Band is an original band with American roots; the members have performed together for over 35 years. Become a fan today, join our mailing list. The  band is based in Stillwater, New Jersey


The Atlanta Cafe Band based in Stillwater, NJ, consists of 5 seasoned players of the blues/southern/country rock scene who have been together for the past decade playing hundreds of shows while at the same time receiving very respectable airplay and sales of their CD’s "Waiting all night” and “American Spirit”. “American Spirit” features the amazing slide guitar work of Sonny Landreth on the song “Playin’ To Live”. Their own compositions of blues/southern rock styled tunes along with a different take on selected covers has garnered them a dedicated following in the New York tri state area. Over the years the members have been in bands with players from or in concert/festivals with many national acts including: Sonny Landreth, Scott Sharrard, Blackfoot/Skynryd, Vanilla Fudge, George Porter, Jon Cleary, Tab Benoit, Marcia Ball, Anthony Gomes, The Good Rats, Mickey Gilley, Hank Williams Jr, Buck Owens, Willie Nile, Garland Jefferies, Tedeshi Trucks, Brewer and Shipley, From Good Homes and many, many others. They have appeared at the Black Potatoe Fest, The Highlands Fest at Waterloo, WNTI Stage Music Fest, Big Brew Fest , NJ Food and Music Fest, and Michael Arnones’ Craw Fish Festival where they conducted a masters session and shared the stage with Grammy award winners George Porter, Marcia Ball and Jon Cleary. They also have worked with Homegrown Radio NJ and WNTI at various events and benefits for the stations. Come on out to hear them as their music will put a smile on your face, a stomp in your feet and a boogie in your pocket!


What the Press and Venues says about us, from our Reverb Nation page

Atlanta Cafe / Press

“There's this band in New Jersey called "The Atlanta Café Band that has the spirit. They have a six song CD with no cover art at all. They've been playing around town up there and have the word "Atlanta" in their name out of respect for southern rock and music from The Delta. There's a picture of them with Anthony Gomes, who may be the best new blues guitarist there is. They are workingmen who love to play music, write good songs, and play that blues because it makes them happy and audiences like them.”

Billy - Billy's Bunker

“This year's festival features 23 artists playing on four different stages, plus music workshops presented by George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary, Marcia Ball and The Atlanta Café Band.”

“HGRNJ Presents Vince Martell Band and Atlanta Café Band PLUS LIVE AUCTION of Memorabilia/Guitars on Sun, Oct 16th at Bernie’s in Chester , NJ ~ 3:00 PM Join the DJ staff and friends of New Jersey’s best Internet Radio Station for a great Rock Show and Memorabilia Auction, with The Vince Martell Band, featuring original Vanilla Fudge guitarist Vince Martell and bassist Pete Beremy! The Concert/Auction will take place at Bernie’s Hillside in Chester, NJ on Sunday October 16th at 3:00 PM (EDT). Local favorites, Atlanta Café Band will also perform. Tickets priced at $10 adv / $12 d.o.s will proceed to Benefit the listener-sponsored, non-commercial www.HomegrownRadioNJ.org, now in its 12th year of providing excellent free-form Internet Radio globally and to the North Jersey community.”

Staff - heyevent.com

“Highlands Festival at Waterloo brings folks together with music    By DAVID DANZIS ddanzis@njherald.com BYRAM — The third annual Highlands Festival at Waterloo kicked off Saturday afternoon and continues today celebrating “all things local” including music, food, beer, history and kayaking. The musical performances are at the forefront of this event, and several local musicians will take center stage during the festival. “Music truly brings people together,” said Mark Clifford, musician coordinator for the festival. “We believe we have curated a fantastic weekend of performers that will offer a terrific blend of an eclectic array of musical genres that will please people of all ages.” Today’s lineup includes Hub Hollow, Marafanyi, Joe Cirotti with Milkweed, Garland Jeffreys and Willie Nile. Some of the musical acts that performed Saturday include Turkey Farm 5, Atlanta Cafe Band, Billy Hector, Occidental G”

NJ Herald

“If you wander onto the historic Morristown Green tonight, Aug. 28, 2014, you will see a band. Who are these guys, anyway? The short answer is, the Atlanta Café Band is among 42 entertainment acts that will be arrayed downtown for the third installment of Meet Me in Morristown.”

Kevin Couglin - Morristown Green.com