I had an eventful time up in Belfast, Maine for my show at the Crosby Center last month.
Even the drive there was eventful as I hit the weekend vehicle exodus from the Boston area to all places north.
When I got to Belfast, my host Christopher Grodin whisked me off to my first performance location: a downtown street corner – where, thanks to the local travel agency, we had power to run my equipment and I got to have some wonderful play-time with folks in Belfast – many of whom I saw the next night at the theater as well!
While I was on the street, a wonderful local photographer, Lynn Karlin ( www.lynnkarlinphoto.com )
So by the time I got to the theater on Saturday night, I was warmed up and ready to go. What a WONDERFUL audience, great sound, delightful volunteers – it just felt magical.
One of my favorite moments was getting to share the stage with a special guest, Susan Regan, one of my online students, who started playing harp in her 60’s and is now developing her own show to take to nursing homes – a show that combines her new passion – harp – with her life-long talent teaching and performing dance.
Maine folks are friendly, resourceful and creative! I was admiring this painting at a yard sale the morning of the show, and before I knew it, it was mine, in exchange for some tickets to the show.
In the photo below I’m just hanging out at the local food co-op in downtown Belfast on the day after my show 🙂
Belfast – THANK YOU!! I had such a great time and I can’t wait to come back again next year!!!
And then there was one of my all-time favorite moments: dancing in the street with new friends who showed me a thing or two about what it means to enthusiastically embrace the beat!
I can see by your article, that you enjoyed it just as much as the audience did. That, to me, is a sign of a great artist! Well done Deborah! If you’re ever in Dallas, Texas, I’d love to see your show!
Many many thanks Deborah for one of the highlights of my life. I never imagined at 72 to be part of your wonderful concert. You are such a fantastic entertainer and communicator but most of all a generous artist who is always willing to share her enormous talent. Thanks again for including me in your fabulous concert, it is so much appreciated and will not ever be forgotten. It was MAGICAL.
Love love love love love it!
Still loving your WONDERFUL music at 75. Saw you many years ago in Colorado Springs, still following you and will wear my Birthday shirt on my 75th next week! Blessings!