|Trish & Barney|
|Trish & Barney|
| Trish, Barney and Lenny Kaye|
Something really special is happening at Woody's on Monday nights. Beautiful Trish Hatley is superbly singing some of the greatest songs out of the "Great American Songbook" and is paired with fabulous Keyboard player, Barney McClure. I saw this duo last year but they surprised me tonight by singing duets that included wonderful harmonies. Trish and Barney have been performing together for several months and they have merged their personalities into a powerhouse entertainment machine. Trish has a quick, sharp mind and Barney plays the perfect straight man role for her comments. They capture their audience from the very start of their performance and never let them go.
Trish is singing as good as any Jazz singer today and Barney is playing outstanding keyboard in a manner unlike any of the other keyboard playing today. Together they put on a wonderful musical show. This is a show you must see, and I guarantee you will enjoy every minute. Trish and Barney perform at Woody's every Monday starting at 6:00 PM.
At tonight's performance, Trish asked Lenny Kaye who was in the audience to sit in and sing a couple of songs with Barney on Keyboard and Trish playing drums with brushes. Lenny is a very talented and professional singer with a beautiful rich voice that is perfect for the Standards he sings. Tonight, he did an especially good job singing the "Nearness of You".
I found a "YouTube" of Trish Hatley singing "Attitude of Gratitude" so you can hear her wonderful voice and singing style.
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