Returning to the Acoustic Showcase after more than a week of brutally hot weather. Air conditioning plays havoc with acoustic guitars, but it's a welcome relief otherwise. As is good music! We enjoyed three great sets from four talented performers.
We began with Rick Drost, back at the Showcase for the third time. Rick's got appealing lyrics (both humorous and touching), a great tenor voice, and a chiming finger-picking style. Nice combination.
Then David Moore (another favorite repeat performer) took over, with periodic assistance from Jeff Finn on keys. David's in the process of completing a CD, and it shows -- his songs were smooth and assured. Still waiting for him to drag his band in here, with a trio of backing vocalists... a guy can dream, can't he?
Finally we heard from Showcase newcomer Kevin Moore. Kevin's new to us, but he's well known in the area, and he's an experienced and accomplished performer. Really nice songs -- beautiful guitar work, affecting lyrics, and strong voice -- nothing but superlatives for this guy. We'll try to get him back as soon as we can.
I'll say it again: there's nothing like sitting right there, listening, while dedicated, engaging musicians work their craft. Good for the soul. See you at the next Acoustic Showcase!