How did music bring the two of you together?
Josie and I actually met over a margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. I can’t really say that music played a part in our meeting but it certainly has been a huge part of our lives since and is what has brought us to conceiving The Junction At Monroe.
What excites you about the future of art and music in Tallahassee?
Seeing the unity among artists as they discover each other. There are many “pockets” or “cliques” of artists and we are beginning to see them cross-pollinate, if you will. The Junction has played a large part in this as we welcome diversity in the arts and don’t allow ourselves to be pigeon-holed into one specific medium or genre.
What does the perfect date night look like for you two?
Either a bottle of good wine and a live jazz or blues band, or some cold beers and a rock show.
Tell us about the Junction at Monroe?
We call it J@M for short. Located in the 80 year old Flint River Mill building on South Monroe, it’s a place to shop for cool, unique things, look at some music memorabilia, have a cold drink, and most importantly, all while experiencing the best sounding room in town. We host open mic nights, music, theater, art, and comedy shows, and private events. We are also home to the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild where members use the facilities and equipment as a benefit of membership.
What was the best show you ever saw together?
I’d say it’s a toss-up between seeing Grayson Capps at the Bradfordville Blues Club the night I proposed to Josie, and seeing Bonnie Raitt at Magnolia Fest.
Learn more about The Junction at Monroe on their Facebook Page.