Saturday, March 20, 2010

Musical Week


Musical Week
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I love music and especially live performances. Luckily Seattle is a very welcoming place for touring musicians and has many great venues to enjoy, so musicians whose work I follow often come this way every year or two. I generally try to plan for one concert a month in my budget, but in just this week I took in two shows. On Thursday funk legend and multi instrumentalist Maceo Parker and his amazingly talented and tight band played the first of a four night engagement at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. And, last Sunday at The Triple Door, performing songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Patty Larkin celebrated the release of 25, an album of new duets with 25 other famous musician friends covering 25 of her love songs over her 25 year recording career. It was my third time hearing her perform and she is just an amazing player and singer. Joining her was the wonderful performing songwriter John Gorka. I think it was the fourth time I've had the pleasure of hearing that beautiful baritone of his live. Great fun! I invite you to get out to your local venues, support your fave musicians, see their concerts, buy their music, enrich your life. :-)



6 comments:

Steffe said...

That's a fine collage. I have to admit to never having heard about these artists so I will have to check them up.

Davine said...

I also love music and haven't been to many concerts lately but I will definately get back into it. Great photos.

Gunn said...

I like the way you have made this collage, and I can nearly hear the music!:-)
I look forward to "maijazz" here in Stavanger.....

brattcat said...

I've heard Patty Larkin perform twice and I agree, she is an outstanding artist and such a great performer. The audience is totally with her because she includes them right from the start in such a funny, gracious way.

Carolyn said...

There is such a rich music scene here in the Bay Area but I don't go to concerts much. Bad me. This post nudges me to get out more and sample what's out there.

Thanks for your comments today. I had no idea you were having difficulties posting them. Thanks also for leaving the tip to others who might be having the same problem.

Jilly said...

The way you've created this collage really brings us into the atmosphere. Love the photos and the presentation. So glad you had such a good time.