What's your favorite thing about working at Rumba?

What's your favorite thing about working at Rumba?

I really like the people I work with - we're a big family, and we all love each other. The mix of music we get here and the musicians I've met is really cool. The best part is I've met a lot of great Columbus people here.

Another great thing about this place is the huge variety of music. It's not one type or style of music. I think customers like that, too.

What are some of your favorite shows you've seen here?

Tim Easton is always a winner, and the Madison Square Gardeners are great. I liked the show a couple weeks ago with The Fleshtones. Los Straitjackets was also great.

What shows are coming up that we should look out for?

I'm looking forward to Elizabeth Cook on Nov. 3. I don't know much about her, but I hear it will be good. Also, John Doe on Nov. 28 with Lydia Loveless opening.

What's your favorite night to work?

Tuesday nights with Tony Monaco, Derek Dicenzo and Reggie Jackson. My favorite regulars come in that night, and it's always a good crowd. People are happy because they love Tony, and he always puts on a great show. It's a mix of older people who've known Tony for years and the younger musician crowd.

Who are your favorite musicians?

A lot of Lucinda Williams, she's my favorite, and local music. I love the Mooncussers and Two Cow Garage. I just got into Lydia Loveless.

What do you drink?

Jameson 12-year-old. I don't drink beer too much. It's not that I don't like it; it's because I have some kind of wheat intolerance. I like wine and whiskey.

Where do you like to hang out?

Dick's Den. If I'm not here, I'm hanging out there.

Got any crazy stories from working here?

We had a Lucero show where one girl punched another girl, but that's probably not uncommon at a Lucero show.

Rumba's costume party is on Saturday. What are you going to be?

I usually don't decide on the costume until the day of or day before. So if anyone really wants to know, they'll have to come visit me at work this weekend.