Marty Stuart & Connie Smith: Country Music Legends
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The last date listed for Marty Stuart & Connie Smith was Wednesday February 19, 2014 / 8:30pm.
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This performance was a complete treat for the ears! The vocal and musical talents of Stuart, Smith and the musicians backing them up ("The Fabulous Superlatives" earned their name!) were showcased in this concert that was part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series. From "Hillbilly Rock" to "How Great Thou Art" and bluegrass virtuosity in between this was a an education in the roots and blending of country music/gospel/blues/bluegrass. Peppered with great anecdotes and a mini-museum collection of items on stage from Stuart's personal collection (e.g.,Hank Williams' shirt, Johnny Cash's guitar) this concert was truly a gem of an experience. I would go see Stuart and Smith perform again and again and hope they decide to perform in New York City in the future. As to the venue, the acoustics are great and having a view of Columbus Circle as the backdrop for the performers gave it a surprisingly magical touch (instead of being distracting). Even though I found out about this concert just a few days prior, thanks to Goldstar I had access to a great evening of music!
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I had a marvelous time seeing them play traditional country music on the stage. It took me back to the days of yesteryear, when country music was young.
But it would of been nice if it was aloud to take photos and videos of the...continued