(Lovell ME) My wife and I took in Bennett & Perkins on a very warm Thursday night at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell.
Husband and wife, Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett, were joined by Taylor Whiteside in an evening of folk songs, impressive strumming, and terrific harmonizing.
Lead singer Kathy had the typically powerful folk singing voice that those of us a bit older remember fondly from “back in the day.”
No question that the trio are veteran performers. No sheet music needed by any of them for any of the songs they did.
The songs chosen were new to me but all of them had stories to go along with them. Quite a few sad songs in the bunch.
Several of the songs that I liked particularly were, “Walk in My Garden,” and “Her Name was Kathleen.”
The song I could best identify with was “Hurricane Claire.” I guess that every family has daughters and/or granddaughters who are a bit rambunctious.
I learned of the August 11th performance via the Bridgton News.
Disappointment? Why so few people in attendance? I’m not sure that there were thirty on hand. $10 is not a steep price for a show of this quality.
We enjoyed the performance a lot. If they come to our area (Bridgton ME) in the future, we’ll probably try to attend their show.