I made my way down to Omaha on a Friday night. I had thrown my hat in on a 4 songwriter bill at The Barley Street Tavern. It's situated on a side street, next to an alley, in the "up and coming" Benson neighborhood. The Barley Street Tavern was a diamond in the rough...except the opposite of that. An old tree stump in the middle of a wildflower field. That doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but you get the point. It was comfortable being a dive bar in an otherwise gentrified part of town. A dive bar of the first order, I'll have you know. Neon sign and all. I had a short set that went well, and it was a pleasure to share time with 3 other talented guys. I especially liked Tom Bartolomei's songs and I think you would too.
Let me tell you. These beans were...sold out. They must have been good and if the green beans or cornbread were any indication, I'm sure they were delicious. Also I got creamed cucumbers instead of coleslaw, but I'm not complaining.
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For what it's worth,
Tom Bartolomei's songs: 5