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The Buttonwood Tree
Bob Gotta's "First Thursday" September 2, 1999
The man showed up before his big trip to Kansas
- see below for more of his outstanding performance tonight!
First up - our gentleman about town - Gil Dube
He gets better and better
with each passing week
what a great smile
what a great voice
OH! and then the lady with the clear voice steps up and joins Gil
you know - they DO make great music together
- see more of Cece below -
(blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere)
now here's a guy who's been around A LOT
great job, Justin!
next up - from all over the place
you know - Bill!
Bruce has a message
he delivers it in his own words
playing his own songs
his own way
you're really good, Bruce
and then comes
Rick is doing fantastic things around Central Connecticut
He came out with a CD that's has to be heard to be appreciated
Salmon Brook Records - that's Rick!
and then a special treat to remind us all of the importance of showing
Vic concluded his evening with a beautiful song
Did you know that Rick Ross's wife, Lavinia, builds guitars?
Here's one - I've played it, and it is unreal
In fact, here's Lavinia herself
playing yet ANOTHER guitar
and now, here's a favorite person performer
Here's a well known singer songwriter
you know him - it's
Sometimes Kent likes others to join him
yes; and you and you and you and you
- come here and sing with me
so they do
and they can't wait 'til the next time
WHAT AN EXCELLENT TIME TOGETHER
thank you, Kent
who would have thought it could get any better - and then up comes
plays the guitar well
what a fine performance, Kate
see you at the next venue
Here's our next performer
everybody watched and listened to Guy
he makes it look easy
keep up the great playing, Guy!
now - who's next?
what a powerful act!
and then multi-talented Bill Creighton joined Ben
then it got even better
loaded with beauty
a simple lyric
a simple smile
no ordinary player
no ordinary song
- that's a hard act to follow
it looks like shot put
Peter's playing the harmonica
is this the same person?
guess so - wow!
AND NOW THE MOMENT IS HERE!
starts of slow and easy
builds up momentum
lets it out gradually
and then lets it all out
a wild performance!
You're the Man, Stan
Good luck in Kansas City!
and just as I was leaving, this lady steps up
I love to watch and hear her play and sing - don't you?
what a special treat
her songs ring true
her voice reaches inward
we can feel it inside
just plain great
Sharon - you're unreal!
Thank you, Buttonwood Tree, for yet another great
"First Thursday" Open Mike
(c) 1999 Vintagefolk®
- to benefit acoustic performers
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This site last updated: October 14, 2000