|We squeezed in as many chairs as we could!|
After the first set Karen and Robert laid out a delicious spread during the break. It was a great opportunity for people to get to know each other and to enjoy a glass of wine. It makes a singer feel good when EVERYBODY stays for the second set, and they did. The band included some terrific Bay Area musicians that I hadn't worked with in quite some time... Lee Bloom on piano, Sam Bevan on bass and David Rokeach on drums, and of course Jerry Holland on guitar.
The night before we played a private concert at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. It was a terrific evening even if the thermometer was maxing out. Once we came through to the Oakland side of the Caldecott Tunnel things cooled down to a comfortable 70 degrees. When David (our drummer) opened the window behind him a gentle breeze was right on cue as I sang TENDERLY... what a fun evening. The hosts were happy, the guests were happy and the band was happy!
|Jerry getting tuned up before the show...|
|Jerry, Lee, Sony, David & Sam|