Posts Tagged ‘crooner’


Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Sadcore king Mark Eitzel is one of my very favorite singers, but I’ve only been fortunate enough to see him in concert a couple of times – with American Music Club at QE2 and with Tuatara at the Iron Horse Music Hall.

Now he’s heading out on a very intimate tour that he’s dubbed “Mark Eitzel Performs American Music Club.” He’ll be accompanied by AMC alum Marc Capelle on the piano – and that’s it.

As Eitzel declares on his blog, “It’s kind of a Tony Bennett thing, I guess. But it gives me the chance to do these songs – and really sing them – without the distraction of a guitar.”

Even better, the tour is headed to Nippertown. Eitzel makes a stop at Jason’s Upstairs Bar in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, July 19, as well as The Linda in Albany at 8pm Wednesday, July 22.

Don’t miss him.


Tony Bennett, What Was The First Record You Ever Bought?

Thursday, July 16th, 2009


“You see, I grew up during the depression, and we had strict orders that if you bought a record, make sure the whole family likes it or else don’t bring it into this house. Don’t waste money by buying a record just for yourself.

So what I bought was Caruso. He was the first one to make records commercial, funny enough, because if you went to an opera, it would cost a hundred dollars to get in, but here you had Caruso for 25 cents on Victor. God, what a buy.”

Veteran jazz-pop singer Tony Bennett steps into the spotlight at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. on Tuesday, July 21.

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