Boumel House Concert Series, March 23, 2013
written by Susan Moss
as posted on the South Florida Music List
He had me at dragonflies… and then he kept me with wine in a coffee cup… and prayers in a tree… and waltzing across Texas (oh my… 🙂 – I so enjoyed the house concert last night in Coral Springs!
I had heard *of* Drew Nelson but not heard him before – when my friend Ralston Bowles played at Heart’s Desire last month, he highly recommended that I go see Drew, as they are fellow Michiganders. Oh, the delight of a new discovery – Drew exceeded my expectations… with his Lyle-Lovett-but-raspier voice, his precise guitar skills and his stellar songwriting: smart and evocative lyrics with unpredictable and sometimes imperfect (that’s a good thing, Martha!) rhymes (no bulldozer and foreclosure here… 🙂
Already looking forward to the next time our paths cross – in the meantime, I have his new CD, Tilt-A-Whirl, to keep me company…
…and am ordering his previous two from Waterbug Records… 🙂
Thanks also to Lani (pronounced Lay-nee) Nash for her enjoyable opening set – Arlene said Lani will be the Featured Artist at the next Broward Folk Club Open Mic at Your Big Picture Show on Friday, April 5…
Boundless kudos to Arlene and Rob Boumel for hosting last night’s show, as well as their continued presentation of a stellar house concert series – we are lucky to have so many choices of such diverse musical styles here in South Florida, and we are grateful to those who choose to support live original music so we can bring these talented artists to our part of the country…
P.S. One word for Dave Cambest’s lemon-ginger cheesecake: divine!