Music @ Met Presents the Second Annual Betty Owens Concert
7:00 p.m. - Saturday February 11, 2012
|Please join Irena Welhasch Baerg and An Assortment of Friends as Music @ Met presents an evening of Operatic Poems, Prayers and Love Songs. Generously sponsored by Ron Koudys Architects.
The Acoustic Blend Communication
is a little late coming out but better late than never. Our end of the
season evening was a huge hit. It opened with a newly formed A Capella
group "Vine Tuned" who set the bar pretty high, for a newly
formed group. They consist of Sopranos, Altos , Tenors and Basses and
they covered a nice range of musical styles from Madrigals to Jazz.
Keep your eye on these guys, you might start seeing them around as they
continue to grow.
The true masters of the evening,
4 Over 40, took the stage right after and continued to raise the bar
even higher and as the evening went on they brought the house down.
Truly well balanced in the blending of their voices and very well crafted
in their presentation. They were engaging with the audience often having
them in stiches and other times delivering tender songs with such sweet
harmonies that you cold hear a pin drop. Even though 4 Over 40 is relatively
new themselves they have clearly spent dedicated hours to crafting their
skill and will only continue to get better. Their performance finished
to a strong standing ovation.
Again the open mic segment
filled out with strong talented musicians that kept the energy level
high and the audience thoroughly entertained. It's great to see such
wonderful musicianship right in our own backyard.
To top the evening off we
had a our largest crowd yet at 115 people. We hope to keep this going
into our next season starting on September 17. Our seson for next year
is very strong and looks like this:
Sept.17 - Version Thereof
Oct. 15- Shawn Trotter (mix of many styles) www.shawntrotter.com
Nov.12 - Alfie Smith (Blues) www.myspace.com/alfiejohnsmith
Jan, 21- Hometown Bluegrass www.hometownbluegrass.ca
Feb.18 - Andre and the J-Tones (Motown) www.andreandthejtones.com
Mar. 17- Tery McBain (Scotish/Irish)
Apr.14 - Emily Kemp (Jazz) www.emilykemp.ca
May 12- Jason Hales and guests (Musical Theatre/Opera) www.jasonhales.ca
A big thank you to everyone
who helped out this year. The Acoustic Blend Cafe is run totally on
volunteer help and could not possibly run without it. Please continue
to support ABC, it's volunteers, and especially the professional level
homegrown talent that continue to bring us great inspiring performances
month after month.
The Acoustic Blend Cafe,
affectionately known as ABC, helps to promote local performers and businesses.
It also provides a welcoming gathering place for people to enjoy great
music, delicious food and drink, and lots of camaraderie. Each event
has a feature performer. After the feature there is an open mic for
any one who wants an opportunity to perform. It can be anything you
wish - comedy, story telling, singing, instrumental or whatever. Come
on out and show us your stuff. Whether its brand new or you've been
performing it for years we'd love to hear it. Its a great way to work
out your jitters or practice strutting your stuff in front of a very
friendly and welcoming crowd. After all its about helping to promote
performers and those that are up and coming. The season for ABC runs
from September to May.
So don't be shy. Bring a
friend or three and come out next season to hear some truly amazing
home grown talent or to do some performing yourself at our open mics.
It's always a good time at
The Acoustic Bend Cafe!
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Location: 86 Homewood Ave. , Hamilton ON
(corner of Locke St. and Homewood Ave.)
Parking lot on Stanley Ave.