Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2012, Performing at First Acoustics, Sloan Wainwright With Sharon Goldman

How is your appetite for a wonderful folk music concert in an intimate setting this weekend? This is to remind everyone that this Saturday, March 24, 2012, is the next First Acoustics concert when Sloan Wainwright and Sharon Goldman will be performing.

For a complete schedule of upcoming First Acoustics performances scheduled for this season, plus information about how easy and recommended it is that you catch an evening with Vince ("Boardwalk Empire") Giordano and the Nighthawks see: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Getting Near to Holly Near: Performing This Saturday at First Acoustics (with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery)- Plus Notes on Empire.

That prior post includes links that will tell you what these music topics and musicians like Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé may have to do with the concerns and preoccupations of Noticing New York.
(Sloan Wainwright, above)

I have never seen Sloan Wainwright and I bought my ticket intrigued to see her in this up-close and personal setting. Ms. Wainwright is part of an incredible musical family whose talents I can't help but appreciate partly because, as I noted in an earlier post, they have often overlapped with Vince Giordano, another musician whose work I avidly follow. Vince Giordano's new "Boardwalk Empire" CD has songs by two members of the Wainwright family: Loudon (Wainwright III) and Martha. Previously, Vince and the Nighthawks (and Randall Poster, the music director on "Boardwalk Empire") worked with Rufus Wainwright on the soundtrack for “The Aviator” when Rufus performed “Stairway to Paradise.” I love “Stairway to Paradise” and this is a great orchestration. Michael Feinstein also sang along as the Giordano Nighthawks Orchestra played it in Feinstein's American Songbook series on PBS in the first season episode titled “A New Step Every Day,” a line taken straight from the song. (Family tree-wise, Sloan is the sister of Loudon Wainwright III. Rufus and his sister Martha Wainwright are the children of that Loudon and Kate McGarrigle. Kate and her sister Anna were musically famous together as the McGarrigle Sisters. Sloan is also related to Suzzy Roche one of the three sisters who sang as the Roches with Loudon and Suzzy being the parents of Lucy Wainwright Roche, another musical performer. Sloan's son Sam McTavey also performs.)

Things to know about this coming Saturday night: The performance at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is at 8:00 PM, box office opens at 7:00 PM, doors open for seating at 7:30. One note about planning ahead: Tickets are usually a little cheaper if bought in advance. Depending on the performance you are seeing and whether or not you get your tickets at the door tickets range from $25.00 to $30.00.

After Saturday's Sloan Wainwright and Sharon Kennedy performances, the next performance will be Seth Glier with The Antivillains on April 21, 2012.

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