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Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks & “Nashville” at the Metropolitan Room

November 4th, 2009 by Oscar E Moore


GooGoo Clusters anyone?  All you have to do to get one of these tasty marshmallow, caramel, roasted peanut combos covered in milk chocolate candies is to correctly answer some trivia questions about the classic 1975 Robert Altman film NASHVILLE at the Metropolitan Room the first Sunday of each month at 7pm.

No, they aren’t showing the movie.  Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks, a dynamic duo to be remembered with backup vocals by Tanya Holt & Brad Wills and a six piece country western band (Ivan Bodley/bass, Jo Lynn Burks/piano, Chris Delis/guitar, Dan Gross/drums, Kenny Kosek/fiddle, John Widgren/pedal steel) are performing the songs from the film in their  2009 Bistro, MAC and Nightlife Awarding winning cabaret show with a decidedly Grand Ole Opry influence.  Jay Rogers was guest artist lending his considerable talent.

“Nashville” is a complete hoot!  Charming.  Infectious.  And oh so entertaining.  Great singing and a real down home country party atmosphere that has been given great pace and a depth of feeling usually absent in such shows by director Vince Degeorge.

The exuberant and personable Daryl Glenn delivers “It Don’t Worry Me” with a fine voice and with a naturalness that seems to say, “Come and give me a big hug.”  It is obvious that he loves the music and its message.  Pianist and musical arranger Jo Lynn Burks is another natural with a winning smile and a terrific voice who is just as beautiful to look at as she is to listen to.  She seems to say, “I’ve been there and back and I know what I’m talking about.  And I love what I’m doing.”  She also plays a mean piano.  Alone or together they are simply great.

“I’m Easy” by Keith Carradine which won an Academy Award, “Memphis”, “My Idaho Home” and their fantastic duet “Tapedeck In His Tractor” are but a few of the incredible songs from the NASHVILLE soundtrack album recreated so lovingly at the Metropolitan Room by Daryl and Jo Lynn.

They will get your toes a tapping and your heart beat a racing with their engaging and disarming renditions and delightful cabaret show.  It’s no wonder that they are the Triple Crown Cabaret winners for 2009.  Upcoming shows:  Dec 6th, Jan 3rd, Feb 7th.

www.metropolitanroom.com    www.darylglenn.com

NOTE:  Daryl Glenn will be appearing for one night only Sunday January 17th, 2010 – 8:30pm at Feinsteins at Lowes Regency Hotel – Daryl Sings Steve – (Songs by Sondheim).

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