Oh, my gosh, we’ve been busy here at Norton Buffalo Hall! Two weeks after our 2 night Hall Dedication celebration with Roy Rodgers, Carlos Reyes and Friends, we hosted a House Concert with Chuck Brodsky. This was the 3rd time Chuck has been with us, to the delight of his fans in our community. Chuck writes the kind of heart revealing, honest, touching songs that leaves you feeling like you’re getting to know him a little bit. So it’s a surprise when his introduction to a song about his long-time female traveling companion, Emily, isn’t very complimentary. I had heard him sing it before and it’s one of my favorites so I was prepared to watch the audience’s reaction. Audience and artist share a laugh as the joke is revealed. Give it a listen - look for “My British Emily” on Chuck’s website: Chuckbrodsky.com or on YouTube. We hope to have Chuck back in the future so you’ll have another chance to see him in person.
So, out of the frying pan, into the fire - we jumped right back in with another House Concert on February 4 with Halie Loren, a young internationally acclaimed jazz singer, accompanied by her pianist Matt Treder, (the first performer to play our new-to-us baby grand piano), local drummer Steve Smith and our own Guilds member Brian Marshall on stand up base. The performance was top drawer, as Eddie Haskell would say - whether covering classic jazz and pop standards or her own originals, the crowd at the Buff loved her and if you missed it, be sure to catch her next time!
Next up - Simon Lynge on February 24. Some of you may have been to one of our previous presentations with Simon and his wife, Janna Merritt, and watched with us as his family has grown thru the years. This time he’ll be here on his own and we’re looking forward to enjoying his performance as experienced by those who see him on tour. Simon is a Norton Buffalo Hall favorite - check out his music at simonlyngemusic.com and then read his bio on wikipedia. Tickets available in advance at EventBrite.com Hope to see y’all at the Buff on February 24th!