Coalition of the willing
Last night, Don, Trudy's husband, took me downtown to a club called Richard's on Richards to see a band called "Coalition of the Willing" led by drummer Bobby Previte. Knowing Don to be a music afficionado, (he had introduced me to bands I never even thought existed and ended up liking) I knew it would be an awesome experience. And it was!
As planned, he picked me up early so that we can chat while waiting for the show. Well, we were a bit too early although Jenny, his daughter, and friend Max, were already there. We chatted for a long while as the show started late.
Then, the band's guitarist, Charlie Hunter a well-known guitarist, started tuning his guitar, ran a few chords and scales. After several minutes the band finally got up the stage and started playing non-stop for almost two solid hours! Bobby was phenomenal. You can feel every beat he made with those drums. So were the others. Hunter was effortless. I never saw him look at the frets of his guitar. He knew the guitar so well he doesn't need to look. Keyboardist Marco Benevento, and saxophonist Skerik, were more than a pleasure to watch and listen to. I really had a wonderful time.