‘Kyle Rae Orchestra’ At Bartley Ranch, Artown 2019

The Kyle Rae Orchestra played to a great crowd the other night. It was a pleasure to hear some of the Big Band Sound of Old. This was truly a family event since he had his Mother Misty singing with a couple of other singers. His whole family of 4 generations were in the audience enjoying the show.

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‘Shelea’ Artown 2019

Shelea” performed to a full house last Thursday night at Hawkins Amphitheater. This is the second artist in the last couple of weeks that just blew me away with their songwriting and their incredible voices. It’s not too often that I can be amazed by the talent that we have out there in the world today. Especially in the traditional pop, jazz, R/B and soul area of music. When you have seen as many artists as I have over my lifetime. This woman will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck without a problem. I waited for her after the show so I could tell her what a beautiful singer she was and how her voice got under my skin. (In a Good Way). I didn’t want to wait till she got mobbed by all her fans waiting outside to meet her.

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The Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents A Loving Tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

On Monday nights during Artown they have a free event at Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheater. This Monday, July 15 was a performance by The Reno Jazz Orchestra to a packed house of music lovers and to those who loved the music of Aretha Franklin. Including a group of well-seasoned vocalists.

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Artown Opening with ‘Paul Thorn’

The opening of this year’s Artown was non-other than the great songwriter Paul Thorn. He played to a packed Park at Wingfield Park. He started out with an apology for not being able to be here last year when he was to perform with The Blind Boys of Alabama do to the passing of his sister. He did not disappoint the crowd one bit with his performance.

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