Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bogguss at Bull Run

On Friday the 10th we went out to Shirley to see Suzy Bogguss do a Christmas show at the Bull Run. Nice conversation at the table and a very nice set. Bogguss is an old pro at entertaining a room full of people and we were [mostly] receptive to the Christmas stuff, like I'll Be Home for Christmas, Mr. Grinch, and even Jingle Bells. She also did some borderline Christmas/country-western-jazz stuff like Two-Step 'Round the Christmas Tree and (with her husband) Baby It's Cold Outside. The part we all loved best was hearing her do some of her classic hits like Someday Soon, Aces, Outbound Plane, Cinderella, and Drive South. Also a spot-on bluegrass harmony rendition of Beautiful Star of Bethlehem with her excellent band, a short cover of Night Rider's Lament, and I Want To Be a Cowboy Sweetheart for an encore. Lots of fun was had by all.

Here's a video of [a young] Suzy Bogguss yodeling the hat off Jerry Jeff Walker: