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It's basically Stroke 9 Unplugged

Songs from Stroke 9's first three albums are stripped down, 'Unplugged'-style on this album. The band rearranged several of the numbers to achieve a more subdued, 'coffee house' feel, which just shows the strength of the songwriting. Cafe Cuts is a great glimpse into the talent of an underrated band.

Title Embodiment

Great album with clear and pleasurable music. Embodying the title, its perfect for lounging with friends talking over some coffee.


I highly recommend this album. I love all of Stroke 9's previous music, so to hear it stripped down to acoustic is a real joy for any fan. My personal favorites are "Tear Me In Two" and "Make It Last" You can really hear the raw emotion in these songs.


Formed: 1989 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although best known for their late-'90s modern rock single "Little Black Backpack," Stroke 9 formed one decade prior in the San Francisco Bay Area. While finishing high school in 1989, singer/guitarist Luke Esterkyn and bassist Greg Gueldner opted to form a band for extra credit. The project was shelved when the musicians left town to attend separate colleges, but Stroke 9 resumed its pace several years later, with John McDermott and Stephen Heath rounding out the lineup. The band self-released a...
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