MUSIC: My first music post is all about Gerry O’Beirne, BECAUSE he’s coming to Southern Cal this coming weekend where he’ll do two shows; one in Pasadena and one in San Juan Capistrano. I highly recommend seeing Gerry in person; truly beautiful music that will transport you! I’ll review each of his CD’s on future posts.
Gerry has been a favorite musician of mine since the 90’s when a friend took me to see him and Andy M. Stewart as they toured small venues throughout the US. And small venues is what it’s all about. So close that you could almost throw a piece of popcorn (if they sold any) and hit a musician from any seat in the house; just a minimum about of sound equipment, and sometimes none at all other than the instruments.
Gerry writes and performs his own music. His ballads are hauntingly beautiful. Sometimes there are lyrics, but always the music itself is the star.
Gerry is coming to Cali starting next week in Pasadena at CalTech, on March 19th, 2011 and ending up in Pacific Grove on April 2nd, 2011. Here’s the announcement he sent out:
Dear California friends,