Saturday, March 12, 2011

Music at De Sotos

Since I last wrote about the open mike that my talented friend Anthony Abbatangeli hosts at De Sotos, singers, guitarists, drummers, saxophonists, bassists, key board players, violinists, percussionists have been dropping by to create their own magic on Thursday evenings.

Music is such a visceral form of expression. It sweeps musicians into a rhythm that acquires a life of its own, and transports us into a state in which nothing else matters but the sounds and sensations that are pulsating through our bodies. It brings out spontaneity, creativity and a sense of camaraderie and warmth that is cathartic.

If you sing, play a musical instrument or just love listening to music to unwind from a hard day’s work, join Anthony and friends for a fun Thursday evening at De Sotos on St. Clair West and Lauder.

My dear friend Lynda Covello, jazz vocalist, sings a duet with Jim Fabro. Budi on bass, Noah on guitar and Bernie on saxophone.

Tony, our rock star sings Hot Legs. Anthony Abbatangeli, host extraordinaire, on guitar


Lynda Covello said...

Hey, Peggy, thanks for posting this. I just love the sense of community that Anthony and the Desotos hosts, Liz and Tony, have created here on Thursday nights over the past 3 years. The 3rd anniversary of this event is coming up in May, I believe.

I love doing shows and performing, but Desotos gives me an opportunity to hang out with other musicians and try new things in an open and nurturing environment. I often 'workshop' songs here before adding them to a show.

See you Thursday!

Peggy said...

Lynda, yeah, I agree with the sense of community and the nurturing environment at the open mic. Chapeau to Liz and Tony for having such great vision. And good luck with your next gig at The Reservoir Lounge. xox Peggy