Live at Klekolo: Tom Burgess Tuesday 1/7/20, join us for his toe tapping audial experience.

This Tuesday at 7pm Klekolo is lucky to have Tom Burgess come perform for us!

At 33 years old, Tom Burgess is a weathered veteran of the New England music scene. He has played in all corners of New England, from Maine to New York, and as far south as Ft. Lauderdale.

Tom now plays mostly in Rhode Island and CT, delivering a blend of Americana and Folk music in his songs. Some of his influences include The Band, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and more.

His voice has been described as a blend between James Taylor and Eric Clapton.


Photo from Tom Burgess photos

“Burgess’s vocals are a cross between James Taylor and Eric Clapton. His lyrics will remind someone of Matthew Sweet, and his music puts one in a very relaxing state.

Burgess’s performance was a relaxing experience. Not only did he play original songs such as “Fall Time in a Cabin,” he also played his versions of songs from The Beatles and Otis Redding.

Besides his own music, one of the highlights of the evening was a Pearl Jam cover. Not many people can get away with covering Pearl Jam, but Burgess not only covered it, he turned “Better Man” into a beautiful folk song.

If you want to kick back and relax, go see Burgess. His music has an effect that will put in you a very comfortable state that will wash away a hard day. “

excerpt from RM Cressera 

If you can’t make it out Tuesday to hear Tom Burgess

check out his website and Facebook for where else he is playing.

Tom Burgess on the web

Tom Burgess  Facebook

Do come join us any Tuesdasy 7pm – 9pm for local  talented Musicians!

~ Yvette

 “Infinite color combinations” is an exhibit by Charlotte Epright at Klekolo World Coffee.


By Charlotte Epright

Charlotte Epright is our featured artist through January.

(photos do not show the depth or amazingness of these works!)

The paintings in this exhibit are done in acrylic and showcase the infinite color combinations and subtleties this painting technique can create.

Some feel like the ocean, while others look like rock or space.

Getting lost in the paintings is the desired effect.

This talented Lady has a creative soul and has been sharing her work in some form her whole life. Formally living in Middletown and attending MXCC,

She currently tattoos in Hamden at Lovecraft Tattoo and

has been honing her skills in ink since 2011.

She’s always up to travel and forever looks to nature for inspiration. She also loves to sculpt and paint.

YOU can see more of what Charlotte is up to on her Instagram


Charlotte Epright’s work will be on exhibit until Friday, Jan. 31st.

As paintings sell, more are coming in, so view them often!


~ enjoy


May Thanksgiving see you enjoying great times and delicious food with family and friends feeding your soul!

rodrigo-flores-T5qjs-63kqQ-unsplash Thank you, Rodrigo Flores, for your photo!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Here at Klekolo, we are bustling with holiday preparations.

This year Thanksgiving falls on November 28th.

Yes, we are open stop in

for coffee between your family traditions and bring some with you to share.


One of our traditions is to recognize what we are thankful for.

Here at Klekolo World Coffee, we are thankful for a lot

including and not limited to:

YOU and your participation in this community experience that is a coffee house.

All of our friends and customers.

Everyday conversations and connections.

Imagination and creativity inspired by you!

Our Amazing bakers and their delicious talents.

All the talented musicians who have shared their sound with us!

Each Artist who has featured their creativity on our walls.

Our Skilled Roasters and the experiences that brought us together.

The small farm farmers that grow our beans with love and care.

First Church, Youngs Printing and our symbiotic relationships.

Hajjar management team and the maintenance crew that takes care of us.

Each other and everyone who has worked here.

“I am pieces of all the places I have been, and all the people I have Loved. I’ve been stitched together by Song lyrics, book quotes, adventure, late night conversations, moonlight and the smell of coffee” Brooke Hampton


Thank you!

May your celebrations, friends, family and Holidays feed your soul.


Fall, Halloween, tasty treats Klekolo rocks the season!


Photo by David Menidre

Autumnal brilliance and Samhain’s intensity bring this season in with beautiful colors and introspective thoughts.

Halloween is Klekolo World Coffee’s favorite holiday! I mean, we serve Witches Brews and warlocks all year long, keeping the spirit alive. Klekolo is Goddess or Witch-centric, and we are concocting drinks, wich has always been a potions class.

“When Witches go riding and black cats are seen, The Moon laughs and whispers tis near Halloween.”

Klekolo has several events left this month including :

October 19th

Downtown Trick or Treat! 

Middletown CT Rec does this Event yearly.
Many Downtown Middletown, CT Businesses are participating including Klekolo World Coffee and Russell Library 

“Children accompanied by their parents are invited to “trick or treat” All participating businesses and offices will have a poster displayed in their window”
Come in costumes and bring your own candy bag to fill!
We Love Halloween!
Do stop in and check out our decor and try our new fall menu!
This menu includes some wild stuff, apples, pumpkins, dragon’s fire, pirate treasure, spiders, headless horsemen and more.
Our naturally flavored Organic, Fairtrade pumpkin spice coffee is on tap too!

Maps will be available at the gazebo on the South Green in Union Park and on our city website on Friday, October 18th.

October 22nd – Tuesday sessions 7pm – 9pm

Robert C Fullerton Live at Klekolo!

Robert C Fullerton – singer/songwriter
” everything is “looked at through blue eyes” – a touch of jazz, blues, a little bit of soul.
Robert’s interpretations and Originals are his own style of “Acoustic SouL”

October 29th – Tuesday sessions 7pm – 9pm

Someone You Can Xray Acoustic Live!

“….Someone You Can Xray offers sonic touchstones summoning pleasant aural images of Hot Tuna, It’s a Beautiful Day, and Jerry Goodman if he got left off the Mahavishnu Orchestra tour bus and joined the Tedeschi-Trucks Band.”
– Rick Koster, The Day

October 31st – Thursday 7pm – 9pm

Halloween Party- Time Of Day with Glen Carta acoustic!

Acoustic Musicians and a Halloween party!

Costume contest Prizes Lots of fun!


A bit of Halloween lore….

Samhain is the Irish word often used for this season.

The name of the feast from which Halloween originated.

Samhain is pronounced SOW-in, with the first syllable rhyming with “cow” (or, if you prefer, with “sow” as in a female pig).

Samhain means Summers end.

According to Celtic lore, Samhain is a time when the boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead become thinner, allowing spirits and other supernatural entities to pass between the worlds to socialize with humans.  It is the time of the year when ancestors and other departed souls are especially honored.

“Every day is Halloween isn’t it ? For some of us!” Tim Burton



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