OH WHAT A NIGHT!!
If you werenâ€™t at the Opening Night of Cedar Park Coffee Houseâ€™s 10th Anniversary Season, you donâ€™t know what you missed!Â We had an audience who took the invitation to come in costume quite seriously â€“ there was Capt. Morgan, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, we had Igor, some kind of Sasquatch or Yeti, a witch, Johnny Jellybean (or at least his bowtie) and many others.
Then there was the entertainment.Â Richard Bastien and Richard Buche, known as â€œA Little R&Râ€ were wonderful!Â They got the spirit moving in the room, got folks up and dancing to a set comprised of 50â€™s and 60â€™s Rock, including a sensational version of â€œThe Monster Mashâ€, which had everyone in stitches.Â After a brief intermission, we brought â€œThe Echo Huntersâ€ to our stage for the very first time.Â What a treat!Â You can tell theyâ€™ve been together for nigh on 25 years â€“ the camaraderie just leaps across the footlights and touches the audience in a profound way.Â Each and every one of them is a master musician.Â They perform is all original compositions with one exception: a Penny Lang number, which they dedicated to the great lady of folk.Â They ended their set with â€œLay Down Your Armsâ€ which they dedicated to the two soldiers that lost their lives over the last 2 weeks.Â Silenceâ€¦then deafening applause and a Standing O!Â So well deserved and we reluctantly let them slip away into the night in the hope that they will return to us one day soon.