Thursday March 21st was the second day of Spring and our second Soup and Sounds, a new acoustic music series unfolding at Progressive Grounds. It was only the second one, but something is beginning to gather in that space, when the lights turn low and the candles begin to burn high. There needs to be more of this, everywhere: intimate spaces where musicians can get close and cozy to their fans, where the staples are present, but excess gets checked at the door, where connection, intimacy, and communication is honored. It leaves this girl glowing.
As we let Dane Ohri and Chelsea Coleman's lovely voices carry us away, one friend told me she could picture that room 40 years ago. Another said he could picture that room 40 years from now. And that is, I suppose, the point. These kinda of gatherings have always been and will always be timeless. A gathering of kindred spirit, kept more than alive by each other, by music, by good food and drink. What more could one ask for?
Dane Ohri started the night tootin' the sweetest of folk songs on his guitar and harmonica. This is one of my favorites which he luckily played live for us: https://soundcloud.com/daneohri/in-california
It was a perfect lead in to the beautiful Chelsea Coleman who started her set solo and then welcomed Graham Patzner of the local band Whiskerman to join her, adding even more depth and charm to her original tunes with vocals and violin. Let her voice take you away here.
I'm so excited for next month's performances from TOTONOKO and Ghost and Gale. Two male/female duets whose voices collide in perfect harmonies. First time I heard them, I was smitten. Come out Thursday April 18th and enjoy with us.