the minks

Cafe Rooster Records #1906

Sally Jaye runs Cafe Rooster Records. The songwriter, musician, and creative entrepreneur crafts her own art. Through her independent music label, she elevates that of others, too. Jaye’s ear for art pushes boundaries. She refuses to stagnate creatively, nor allow others to wallow in complacency, either.

The Minks Light and Sweet album cover

The Minks just released their debut LP on Cafe Rooster, Light and Sweet. The label anticipates the 2020 release of Brian Wright and the Sneakups‘ new record. Their rollicking AmericanaFest performances teased audiences with a fantastic rock album to come. Ladies Gun Club is also writing and recording. The future for Cafe Rooster Records — and Sally Jaye — is going to get weird, y’all.

Cafe Rooster Records has also released Jon Latham‘s album, Lifers. Latham raised the roof raising at AmericanaFest. His upcoming music will make Bruce Springsteen jealous.

The Minks #1904

Nikki Barber of the Minks fuses arty psychedelic vibes with rock and roll. The Minks debut album, Light and Sweet, just launched on Cafe Rooster Records. Barber’s songs reflect growing up, well after coming of age.

Originally from the urban Northeast, Barber landed in Nashville following her other creative endeavor, fashion design. Music quickly took over, garnering most of her focus. She has not strayed from her fashion roots, though; Barber designs and makes her stage clothing and that of many other Nashville performers, and also sews custom alterations for select clientele.