WHO COULD FORGET THIS MEMORABLE EVENING



FIRST SATURDAY CONCERTS SERIES


December 3, 2011


BUSKIN & BATTEAU

with MARSHAL ROSENBERG

BUSKIN & BATTEAU
with MARSHAL ROSENBERG

BUSKIN & BATTEAU :: Photo © 2009 - WALTER HANSEN

Harmonic and Witty Folk-Rockers

David Buskin & Robin Batteau brought their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to our stage this December.

ROBIN BATTEAU :: Photo © 2009 - WALTER HANSENDAVID BUSKIN :: Photo © 2009 - WALTER HANSENBatteau (violin, guitar) and Buskin (piano, guitar) will be accompanied by virtuoso percussionist Marshal Rosenberg. Describing themselves as “hopelessly romantic,” “defiantly immature” and “usually hungry,” Buskin & Batteau have been Clio-winning jingle writers (“The Heartbeat of America” for Chevrolet, “All Aboard Amtrak” and “I’m Lovin’ It” for McDonald’s, among others). They have written songs that have been recorded by such notable artists as Judy Collins, Astrud Gilberto, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, Anne Murray, the Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Tom Rush (with whom they got their start in 1979 as his backup band). Yet, with their mix of talent, showmanship, Everly-crisp vocal harmonies and what Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls their “by turns acerbic, funny and plaintive” music and commentary, Buskin & Batteau are consummate entertainers in their own right.

DAVID BUSKIN, ROBIN BATTEAU & MARSHAL ROSENBERG

“Their harmonies and wonderful presence onstage is as captivating as ever,” says Ron Olesko, host of “Traditions” on WFDU-FM in New Jersey. Boston music critics tag them as “post-folkies on cruise control, sexy and magical,” and describe their latest release as “acoustic heaven.”

Buskin & Batteau have performed on London street corners, in New York’s Carnegie Hall and at folk festivals throughout the U.S. They have shared Grammy, Emmy and Gold Record Awards and have performed and recorded with a host of Americana favorites. Buskin & Batteau also host a three-hour show called “Radio B & B” that airs nearly every other Friday, from 3-6 p.m., on Bridgeport, CT-based WPKN-FM, which is streamed live at www.wpkn.org





ALBUM: RED SHOES AND GOLDEN HEARTSVisit their website: buskinandbatteau.com

Listen to their music on YouTube — MUSIC






  Opening tonight were our featured open mike performers:


Shawn Cullinane
Bob Mist
Angie Marie
Café Racers (Rick Cashman & Lynne Bowden)
Gary Moran
Andy Romanoff
Lois Morton
The Folk Goddesses
Annie Mark
Hank Stone
... and Mike Kornfeld


– Slide Show of Concert Pictures –

Photographs of the open mikers and the headline performer were taken by Robert Berkowitz. These can be seen as a slide show or as a collection on Flickr. (On some computers, you may have to then click on a dark blue "please click here" ). Clicking on the flickr in the upper left corner will bring you to a page with thumbnails of all images and other RSB sets. There are other viewing controls on the flickr pages for image size, etc.

If any use of these images is desired for ads, web pages, publication, etc., — high-res versions are available from Bob at RSBImageWorks@aol.com, and permission should be requested and Robert Berkowitz credited in any reproduction usage.





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