Okay, so I never liked Pete Seeger’s music all that much. For that matter, I never was a huge fan of Robert Zimmerman’s either. But that’s not to say that I don’t recognize them for the icons that they are. More than that, I know that you don’t have to like them, but if you don’t know who they are or were, then you have no way of understanding contemporary 20th century folk and acoustic music.
On the other hand, I do know and I do like Nicole Noel and Chance Meyer. Personally and musically, they are both wonderfully talented and friendly people who, when put together, prove that one plus one equals three. With both cover and original songs full of great harmonies and perfectly timed nuances, they provided over two hours of high energy Americana music that everyone from your grandparents to your children’s children would love.
Playing to a packed house that included Michael Stock and a nice selection of my old friends from Luna Star Café, the crowd listened the night away while noshing on Chef Angie’s homemade, all natural pizza and enjoying Your Big Picture Cafe’s renowned selection of organic beers, wines, teas and coffee.
Now I once had a strange brush with musical history. Back in the early 80’s I had a radio show called “Over My Shoulder” that was produced out of a small radio station in Lake Worth. The claim to fame was that the small adobe house that held the radio station was once a recording studio and, supposedly, the place where Elvis Presley recorded his first song. Looking over the gathering last evening, I couldn’t help wondering if maybe I having another brush with musical history: this time future history in the making as Nicole and Chance sang their hearts out for a enthralled, enchanted and overflowing crowd.
So, I know an icon when I see one, and last night’s Music Land show may well have been the cornerstone of the next iconic folk and acoustic duo. And if you missed their great performance, well, be sure to be at Music Land when they return on August 1st when Nicole and Chance return for another great concert at Your Big Picture Cafe.