|A few of us take a selfie one night|
We have attended three house concerts this summer, and each has been unique. The first of June we walked into the studio for a concert to be greeted personally by that night’s performer, 75-year-old Ronny Cox, the well-known character actor who is also a talented singer/songwriter/
To read more about Ronny Cox and listen to some of his music
On the night we heard him, he greeted each of us as we walked in the door, shook our hands, said “I’m Ronny,” waited while we told him our name, then said, “I’m glad you’re here.” He is a courteous and warm-hearted man. Like the seasoned professional he is, he showed up on time, knew his lines and set out to entertain the audience. He played, along with two excellent musicians he is touring with, from an extensive playlist—some songs he wrote and some he covered from other songwriters. Ricky and I ended up buying a CD he has of Mickey Newbury songs.
songwriter at the Fairfield Studio this month. Many of her songs are based on events in her life, and she says the songs often appear to her as if someone else has written them. Laurie sang “He Smiled Like an Angel,” a song about her brother Danny who committed suicide. She spoke about the hurt he left behind and said the death of Robin Williams had reawakened the pain of her family's loss. In her song Danny appears to her in a dream and smiles like an angel. She feels he is telling her that he is okay.
about Laurie and to listen to some of her songs