Wow, what a night last night in the SE Florida Folk and Acoustic community. What, with Clive Carrol down at Luna Star, Harpeth Rising at Shack In The Back, and Diane Ward at Your Big Picture Café, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
I haven’t heard back from James Welton yet about Clive’s concert, but if Len Perry’s review of Thursday’s performance at the Welton/Levine House Concert was any indication, then it must have been a block-buster of a show. And Bob Singer just posted a wonderful and well written review of Harpeth Rising’s concert which also sounded wonderful.
As for Diane at Your Big Picture, I can only say the “L” word: LOVE. I remember listening to Diane with her trio – Jack Shawde and Debbie Duke – for years at Luna Star before I was finally booted out of there for the third and final time. Diane is the consummate singer-songwriter’s singer-songwriter, with powerful vocals, inspired lyrics and a great ensemble of friends to accompany her. For me it was a trip down memory lane (without hallucinogens for a change) where time has only made the performance stronger, livelier, and more heart felt. And Matthew Sabatella even sat in for a few back-up vocals as well. It couldn’t have had a better time if the music was any hotter or the pizza any fresher!
And speaking of pizza, I want to thank the person who so kindly brought to everyone’s attention on sf_folk last night the oversight that the café has yet to post its wonderful pizza menu online. Even if the message was posted in a somewhat poison-pill, “don’t attend” fashion just hours before the show without even a phone call to confirm what the real story was behind the oversight (oh my, see the phone number below?), I appreciate that the messenger still attended the show and appeared to have a good time right along with everyone else. Opps, indeedy!
So rest assured dear readers, even if David Bowie * sadly cancelled at the last minute and did not perform at halftime during Diane’s show, Your Big Picture Café still has the best pizza and hottest music in town!
* – And now for further small print. With Mr. Bowie’s cancellation at last night’s performance, as promised, you may obtain a full refund for last night’s admission fee by submitting your request in writing to:
I want my money back, Dammit!
P.O. Box *!#@^
Please include your ticket stub, a processing fee of $160.95 US, a small child capable of six months of back-breaking agricultural servitude-apprenticeship labor, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with appropriate overseas postage in which we may return your refund to you in Ukrainian zergolot bit-coins. If you want the child back after six months, please also include an appropriate sized wooden box with pre-drilled air holes and return postage pre-paid.