It was great to play a couple of songs with Jessica Huebner and Claire Wagner on the McCabe’s Concert Stage for this year’s Holiday Show. It’s been a dream of mine to play Stan Rogers’ poignant “First Christmas Away from Home” on that stage for some time.
Stan Rogers was a much revered Canadian singer-songwriter who died, tragically, in a plane accident on June 2nd, 1983. He was only 33 years old. One of his last concerts was given five days before, on May 28th, at McCabe’s.
We also performed “The Secret of Christmas” written by Van Heusen and Cahn. I heard Ella Fitzgerald’s version of it last year, for the first time, and fell in love with it.