El Street Café

Three men playing guitar, drums, and stand-up bass with pink banner behind them.

Formed in 2000, El Street Café is a three-piece band featuring George Morales on drums and harmonica, Jerry Scaringe on upright bass, and Pete Margolis on guitar. Each musician also belongs to a number of other New York City-area blues bands. The trio plays a bluesy roots music with a wide range of song styles. El Street Café has performed at venues that include Gracie Mansion (for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg); the plaza at Lincoln Center (for Ford Motor Co.), and outside Yankee Stadium. It has regular gigs at Arthur's Tavern in the West Village. You can catch the band at Penn Station on Wednesdays or Sundays.