Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003

To celebrate this Holiday season, our favorite legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter, Bob Westcott, brought his annual revue of talented performers to Huntington. He welcomed us with a couple of well roasted chestnuts, and then presented his showcase of some of the most talented and exciting performers in the Huntington area. This years' lineup featured:

SCOTT MacDONALD — Scott is well-known as a skilled guitar repairman and luthier, but he is also a multi-instrumentalist who is well-versed in the history and folklore of his vintage instruments. Scott is also a talented songwriter who composes pieces specifically for his antique banjos, performing in the true clawhammer style so popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

RICH STEIN — Rich is a versatile and innovative composer; he explores different musical realms on his most recent CD release Unspoken, which has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program Echoes (airing on WFUV).Rich is well-respected as one of Long Island's premier guitar virtuosos.

GAIL STORM — Gail is a favorite of good-time blues aficionados. Her rootsy style reflects her love of early jazz greats such as Louis Jordan and Bessie Smith. She plays barrelhouse piano and elegant women's blues with equal ease. Gail's warm and inviting stage presence is always a joy to behold!

This evening was a treat and provided us with a merry beginning to the holiday season!

If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...