My collaboration with John Hollis has been the most fun I've had since Bob Shane retired from The Kingston Trio. John's an excellent all-round musician with a great voice and we get along great. We're both pretty easy going but driven toward perfection. We actually enjoy rehearsing! And it's such a pleasure to have someone to harmonize with.
We've had two very successful theater concerts with invitations for return engagements next year. Our show, "Tales & Tunes from the Folk Music Era" is sort of an educational hootenanny. We get the audience to sing along thru most of the show and we intersperse the music with interesting historical and often humorous anecdotes about the songs and the artists that topped the charts in the late '50's and early '60's. So far our audiences have been 90% age 65 and above and the comments after the show mostly focus on how thrilled the folks are that we've breathed new life into a repertoire that helped define an entire generation. We've definitely hit a niche demographic and we figure we have maybe 3 or 4 years to capitalize on this before our audience is securely entrenched in retirement homes.
OK - I promise to come back here sooner than two months from now and spill some more beans.