Experience a Venerable Wonder

photo by Dave Madeloni


Ray Mason

Experience, style and substance.

Ray is incredibly authentic, playing his 1965 Silvertone through a Peavey Bandit 65 amp. What an expression of musical talent, pure and in your face.

He is the real deal!

Playing since 1966, hooked up with his beautiful sounding Silvertone in 1982.

The rest is history.

Ray Mason & his Silvertone Live

Klekolo World Coffee

August 1st – 7pm

Stephen Spaz Shnee says it perfectly in this article in Discussions Magazine

“  With over 20 albums to his name (including eight or so with Lonesome Brothers), digging into Ray’s back catalog is hugely satisfying.  Normally recording with a few longtime friends as the Ray Mason Band, Ray does occasionally record albums with just his trusty Silvertone guitar.

His latest plate-spinner, THE SHY REQUESTER, is one of those albums.

RM Shy

Imagine walking into a bar Coffee House, grabbing a beer coffee, and then relaxing as you enjoy the night’s entertainment: a down-to-earth singer/songwriter plying his trade with songs that seem to reflect how you – a normal person – relate to this world.  THAT is what listening to THE SHY REQUESTER is like. It is funny, sad and completely from the heart.  It is also raw and loose, as you’d probably expect from an album with just voice and a Silvertone electric guitar with varying degrees of reverb.  It may not shimmer and sparkle like what you hear on Top 40 radio, but Ray’s music has much more depth and honesty – even when he strips it down to its core.”  Article by
 – Discussions Magazine (Coffee house and coffee added)

Ray puts on a show unlike any you have experienced in a long time!

It’s Raw

It’s Hard

It’s Soft

It’s Rock

It’s Real

“Ray’s tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll! One man with his Silvertone!! Kick back and enjoy!!! “

RayMason On The Valley Advocate Sessions

Ray Mason on the web

Pick up your Ray Mason fix on CD Baby

To catch Ray Live look at His upcoming Shows here.


Thank you for stopping by

hope to see you at the show

~ Yvette



Klekolo January 2017


Its January 2017

Wow time flies!

Klekolo World Coffee celebrated its first New Year with you in 1994.

We serve High Quality, Organic, Fair Trade, Coffee, Tea and local Pastries.

We host a local artist monthly so keep your eye on our walls and I will introduce our Artist for January soon.

Our live music night is Tuesday.

We host Musicians 7pm -9pm.

Featured Musicians for January 3rd & 10th are:

January 3 – Cameron Sutphin

Cameron Sutphin has been touring and settled in Nashville, he is a local Connecticut talent that is going places!

We are thrilled to have him back at Klekolo World Coffee come share this special event with us!
Transcending the genre of folk Americana, Cameron’s music echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young – combining simple melodies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of his own.
Learn More about Cameron on his web page.


January 10 – Bruce Gregori


Bruce Gregori is a musical gem in Connecticut.

This local Musician has it going on!

Bruce shares a bit of his soul through his music you can feel the funk and soul influences at his talented performances. Bruce skillfully wakes a part of your soul as his rhythm flows through his guitar. Bruce has played with Billy Arnold, Taj Mahal and many other Musicians. His Mentor Jackie McClean greatly influenced his musical direction.
Read more about Bruce Gregori’s musical work and influences here

More about Bruce on his website

Thank you for reading come by Klekolo any time….

Mon – Thursday 6:30 am – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 6:30 am – 12am (midnight)

Sunday 7am – 7pm

Tuesday Night Live Music at Klekolo in July

Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.
Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.

Enjoying the warm weather in Middletown with some great live music. Visit Klekolo on Tuesdays in July to listen to these great artists.

July 2 David Hogan
July 9 Kerri Powers
July 16 Paul Belbusti
July 23 Shannon McMahon
July 30 Frank Critelli

Don’t forget that Take Back the Park is taking place on July 12 through the 14th and will feature artists, musicians and vendors for a great three day event.

Tuesday night music in June

Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.
Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.

The warm weather of June brings out the cold drinks and great music to Klekolo on Tuesday nights. Come enjoy a summer evening in Middletown with some great music.

June 4 Podunk Throwbacks
June 11 Mark Mirando
June 18 Bruce Gregori
June 25 Frank Critelli

All Tuesday night shows at Klekolo are intimate and free. Come sit, enjoy a beverage and some amazing music by some wonderful performers.

Live Music in May at Klekolo

April 13th Frank Critelli & The Not Mikes photo Joseph GrunskeAbove Frank Critelli & The Not Mikes April 13th at Klekolo Photo by Joseph Grunske

It’s time to see what live music is in store for us on Tuesday nights in May.

May 7 Ben Mikula
May 14 Timothy Peterson (Agustin Braham)
May 21 Shannon McMahon
May 28 Frank Viele

All shows are free and start at 7PM. So come and wake up your week with some great live music. You’ll thank us.

If you’re a musician would who’d like to perform at Klekolo on Tuesday night, drop us a note at Klekolo [at] gmail [dot] com. Better yet, stop in check out our space and our coffee! We love meeting new artists!

April Music at Klekolo

Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.
Live Music at Klekolo World Coffee Tuesdays at 7PM.

Here’s a run down of the artists performing at Klekolo on Tuesday nights at 7PM.

April 2 Frank Viele
April 9  The Grimm Generation
April 16 Ray Mason
April23 DJ NeB
April 30 Frank Critelli & Sal Paradise

So come down and enjoy an intimate music session with these great artists.

Live Music Tuesdays at Klekolo

It’s Tuesday at Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street so that means live music. This week it was a pair of DJs: Jay Dun Jin and NEBula.

Both DJ sets were fun and lively. Beat boxer MD Outta Order hosted the sets and entertained with his beat boxing vocal skills.

The crowd was there to listen in, chat, play chess and of course, drink some coffee.

Klekolo World Coffee has live music on Tuesday nights at 7pm. It’s a fun way to perk up a weeknight. Next week will feature the jazz music of Kevin O’Neil.