The fall-winter U.S. tour 2019 started off on a cozy rainy night in Madison, Wisconsin with a warm reception at Café Coda under the auspices of owner Hanah Jon Taylor and the help of my dear friend Susan Fox.
As part of their "Bright Moments" Friday Night Happy Hour series - Hanah hooked me up with local musicians Michael Butkus-Bomier (piano) and Francis Deck (bass) who did not disappoint!
Quality professionals who made it a pleasure to make music. 💜🎶
Have a listen
A little improvisation on the classic Tenderly** - Live at Cafe Coda
On a personal note, I was just thrilled to bits that my old high school chum, Trey Korte, made the trip from Milwaukee to reconnect after an unmentionable number of years. So extra special to have an old friend in the audience for my first trip to Madison.
Bonus! It was also lovely to make acquaintance and have a listen to my fellow Francophile Janet Evra and her band from Saint Louis. Looking forward to collaborating with them again on a future visit!
Hanah Jon Taylor (owner), Keri Chryst (vocalist), Susan Fox (Arts Administrator) at Cafe Coda, Madison, Wisconsin
Those who know me - know that this is the first version of Tenderly that I ever heard. 😂
"An ooooold favorite..." — Dr. Teeth
You've come a long way, baby...
While we're at it... here's the full version of Tenderly as recorded by Sweet System and arranged by yours truly.
Have a listen
Sweet System sings Tenderly — arranged by Keri Chryst