“Smith Uncovered” is the latest in Alverno Presents’ series of shows in which local musicians interpret, deconstruct and artfully fiddle with a songwriter’s body of work. Alverno Presents impresario David Ravel recruited Betty Blexrud-Strigens of the band Testa Rosa to curate this concert, asking her to pick an American songwriter. Blexrud-Strigens, who took part in the earlier “Beautiful Dreamer” show saluting Stephen Foster, mulled over several possibilities, including Dolly Parton. (Courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
FULL MJS STORY HERE
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I am so excited to be joining Mr. Victor DeLorenzo and Ms. Janet Schiff onstage as part of this event. In the past I’ve sat in with them as a percussionist but woohoo! now I’ll be manning the drum set for some upcoming Nineteen Thirteen shows. I will do my best to keep up with these two and try not to geek out about the fact that I get to play with one of my long-time drum heros.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go practice my bolero….
(commence frantic search of practice room for #VicFirth SD2s)