Tomorrow night, there are two more chances to catch the annual A Town & Country Christmas with Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch at Birdland. It's a grin inducing, toe tapping mix of seasonal and holiday songs. Billy's arrangements swing and Christine lends clarion vocals to the classic "I'll Be Home for Christmas" but throws it down Pearl Bailey style with "5 Pound Box of Money." It's not all jazz - Christine's rendition of Joni Mitchell's "River" is fairly heart-wrenching and worth the price of the ticket in itself.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
A Town & Country Christmas with Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch
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Man, I wish there hadn't been so much going on Nov 14th - would've loved to have seen her at the Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight. I think it was in the Terrace Lounge, which is a pretty small, intimate venue.
If you know the name of the song she partnered with "River" I'd really like to know. The show was great! Andygpadre8(at)hotmail.com
It was "Peace" by Michael McDonald.
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