Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Congrats to Moonie Russ Lorenson on a great NYC review
From Stu Hamstra, Cabaret Hotline Online:
San Francisco favorite Russ Lorenson flew into town for a quick but long
awaited 2-show run at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609). I was at the first
show at 9:30 pm on Saturday, April 15th (Russ repeated the show on Sunday afternoon, the 16th). The show was called "A Little Travelin' Music" and was actually a release show for his new and debut CD of the same title. He was accompanied by the Kelly Park Jazz Quartet, and I must say at the start that Mr. Parks arrangements (at the show and on the CD) are awesome! He and Russ were able to put together a show that would otherwise be ordinary, with songs used in just about every other cabaret "journey" show, and make it unique, fresh, exciting and truly entertaining. Mr. Lorenson's superb vocals and easy-going manner made for an hour of pure entertainment. That same feeling comes through on the CD - which will have to do for NYC area folks until Mr. Lorenson returns.
The band & I were well received, and have already been booked to bring my new show "Benedetto/Blessed" (a tribute to the life and music of Tony Bennett) back to Helen's in October.