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The Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio is St Petersburg's Original Listening Room! The Hideaway Cafe is an original music venue offering craft beer & wine and a simple, yet mouthwatering menu. Come catch an original (often live-recorded) showcase from some of the most talented local & nationally touring musicians.

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“One of our very favorite singer/songwriters to ever come through Logan Street. Outstanding vocals, harmonies, musicianship and great songwriting. Clever and relatable lyrics and storytelling.” -John Gilmore, Logan Street Sanctuary

Cari Ray is a songwriter and storyteller who’s style will make you think you’ve landed in the early 20th Century. Her tales will quickly wrap you in a web of triumph and tragedy, will make your hips shake on minute, and your heart break the next while running the gamut of traditional American music… a helping of blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show delivers it all handily, with quick wit, infectious groove, tasty guitar work, and a huge voice.

One spin of Cari Ray’s “SWAGGER,” produced by Country Blues legend-in-the-making, Reverend Peyton (of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band), will explain what all the fuss is about. With her 3rd release, the blues roots that seeped through on past recordings are front and center like never before.  Here’s what Rev. had to say about working with Ray. “Cari Ray’s songwriting is clever and catchy. Her voice is huge, seriously huge. I had such a great time producing her record, Swagger. Her talent shines bright.”

Cari continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Solo or with her band, playing for 20 or 2000, Cari finds a way to strike a perfect balance between energy and intimacy. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this powerhouse entertainer just doesn’t miss.