The first show in the new Eddie and Agnes concert series in Decatur commences tonight with pianist George Winston. And hey, in AJCer Lynn Peisner’s interview with Winston, I learned something about him:
Q: We know you don’t want microphones at this show in Decatur. What else can audiences expect from the performance? Will you perform in your socks?
A: Yes, shoes make too much noise on the floor. And I don’t like the sound of a miked piano. I’ll be playing fall and winter songs. Some Vince Guaraldi, folk and melodic piano, New Orleans R&B. I’m sure the drive over will inspire something, too. I have yet to make it to the Great Plains, Tennessee and Alabama. I want [the journey] to affect what I play. We’re all influenced by the seasons whether we think about it or not.
No shoes and no mikes, eh? Well this should be fun. Alas, I won’t be at tonight’s show, but I hear there are still tickets available. Let me know how it goes, and I’d love to hear in the comments what you think of Presser Hall as a music venue.
To get a closer listen at what Winston is working on lately, here’s a lengthy NPR interview with Winston, including info about his new album, “Love Will Come: The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2.”
And to stay on top of other music news and tickets going on sale, here’s my musically inclined cousin, the Atlanta Music Scene blog.
Want to go? George Winston performs for the Eddie and Agnes concert series. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $25-$35. Agnes Scott College’s Presser Hall, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur. 877-725-8849, http://ticketalternative.com. Organizers are accepting canned food donations at show entrances, too.
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