On October 17, 2015, my friend and fellow videographer Laura Beth Wyman took her nimble camera to the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to record a rewarding constellation of musicians. (They all happen to be people I like as well as admire, which makes these videos a pleasure doubled and tripled). Laura, if her name is new to you, is sole proprietor of Wyman Video.
The participants? The delightful singer Petra van Nuis (enjoy her singular phrasing!); her husband, the eloquent guitarist Andy Brown; the wondrous James Dapogny, piano; the nifty string bassist Paul Keller; the irrepressible Pete Siers, drums.
I NEVER KNEW (Andy, Jim, Paul, Pete):
I GO FOR THAT (Petra, Andy, Jim, Paul, Pete) — remembering Mildred Bailey, but somehow I think the verse is new . . . courtesy of Petra:
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME (Petra, Andy, Jim, Paul, Pete):
COME IN OUT OF THE RAIN (Petra, Andy):
IF YOU WERE MINE (Petra, Jim):
SEPTEMBER SONG (Petra, Paul):
How nice to have all my friends — now, I hope, yours too! — making light-hearted yet deep music in the same place, with the invaluable work of Laura Wyman to preserve it all for us. Bravo! Encore!
May your happiness increase!