Back By Popular Demand . . Plus Mike Gordon’s Most Thoughtful Gift to eTown Hall
By Helen ~ October 8, 2013
Three young and interesting musical visitors are the reason why:
Joshua Radin has a true Cinderella story (or is that Cinderfella?): He got his break in music really by chance, when a homemade demo recording of his ended up in actor/director Zach Braff’s hands. That led to one of Joshua’s songs being chosen for the TV series Scrubs (Zach was a cast member). That led to several more of his songs being placed on other popular programs, and that kind of exposure rapidly built a large fan base for Joshua. Soon after, he was topping charts in the states and abroad. These days he enjoys a robust commercial musical career plus the chance to tour and perform to adoring fans worldwide. Pretty cool.
Our young friends Sarah and Christian Dugas round out the musical portion of our show this week. This gifted Canadian brother/sister duo are two of the most gifted young performers out there today. They’re also two of the nicest people you’d ever want to know . . but then I’m totally biased, because, as I’ve said in this blog before, I love Canadians. I never met a Canadian I didn’t like (apologies to the late Will Rogers, I just stole and altered one of the sayings for which he was famous). They’re just the best people in the world – of course, I’m from Minnesota so I guess it’s a neighborly thing.
Tune in, don’t miss this show, it’s a great one! Check out the videos below too.
Now, as mentioned above, on to Mike Gordon . . .
Huge, huge thanks to Mike and his wonderful wife Sue for their incredible and creative gift to eTown Hall. For those of you who know them, these two have big hearts and are really good people. And of course as you might imagine, being a member of the band Phish predisposes Mike to be creative and playful and quirky . . . and thorough. He was really captivated by eTown Hall when we gave him his first tour a few years ago. He watched the progress over the next couple years and was really enthusiastic about the project, loving the hall and the recording studio and the rest.
Well, Mike and Sue wanted to celebrate the completion of the facility (now in its final phases), but how do you do that when you’re creative and playful and quirky and thorough? Turns out, it was an entire year in the making. But when they were in town recently, they presented the final product, the “eTown Hall – o –gram” – an intricate hologram, a framed image of the building! It is so fun and so cool, and we couldn’t be more pleased and honored.
A photo cannot do it justice (you have to see it in person to perceive the three dimensional aspect). So please stop by, if and when you’re in town, to view this work of art. And be sure to say hi will you?
Again, our deepest thanks to Mike and Sue!!
Best to all, talk soon,