Raul Midón | 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) | Sellersville Theater, 9-21-2016


Raul Midón - 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk
Sellersville Theater, 9-21-2016

Let me say right at the top that Raul Midón's music is so good and blends so many genres that by rights it should be receiving airplay on many different types of radio stations, both terrestrial and satellite, and as such, his concert appearances should be selling out everywhere.

Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world, one in which I've yet to hear Soul Eyes on the radio, and when Midón took the stage at the Sellersville Theater last Wednesday evening, the audience would have fit into a venue like the Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) or Burlap and Bean (Newtown Square, PA). I can safely speak for that small but adoring crowd when I say that I'm filled with gratitude that Midón played the date and didn't cancel like many others might have. Midón gave a brilliant performance, had a great rapport with the crowd, and I found him to be truly inspiring.

I like it a lot when an artist offers up new material such as tracks that have yet to be recorded or released. Midón opened the show with a composition that he said would be on his next album, due in March 2017, with the terrific title of Badass and Blind. Midón, performing solo on acoustic guitar played some mind blowing guitar leads on this song titled "Pedal To The Metal".

Midón very generously and very endearingly took the time to explain each song as he introduced it. Aided by the theater's camera policy (no flash), I captured some quite nice video of the show. Despite its look and sound, this is not a professional video shoot; Bev did the camera work using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, a pocket digital still camera. Bev's camera work was as good as the performance and video production assistant Lindsey kept saying, "I love this guy" every time he introduced a song.

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Many thanks to the Sellersville Theater for the excellent sound and lighting, to Bev Kates for the camera work, and to Lindsey Mitchell for video production assistance.

Raul Midón's Website http://www.raulmidon.com/
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