Gretchen Reinhagen was all but born to perform.
Her father is a fantastic singer and, when she was young, she had the joy of seeing him performing regularly. She loved to hear him practice, too, and sing around their house. Her mother’s family included several musicians, so music was a part of her life from the start.
It’s therefore no wonder that she will be performing tomorrow night, April 1st, at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room in Richard Skipper Celebrates: REINHAGEN REDUX: ALMOST BLUE!
That’s not all. Gretchen, who loves all kinds of music, from Broadway to classic rock and the blues, not to mention The Great American Songbook, will also be in two more shows at the same venue.
The next will be SPECIAL KAYE: A Tribute to the Incomparable Kaye Ballard. It’s on May 4th at 7:00 pm. I’m very interested in this one since many moons ago (and I’m tempted to add “in a galaxy far, far away) I worked for Kaye Ballard’s agent, Michael Hartig. Here’s a little Kaye story for you. One day she sent Michael Hartig a lovely black and white postcard of a gorgeous art deco 1920’s or 1930’s newsstand, probably from a ritzy Manhattan hotel, that was stocked with copies of LIFE, LOOK, and all the great publications of the day. Kaye Ballard wrote on it, “From back when the world had class!” I’ve thought of it often. That image of class sure looked good, and it could use a nice comeback!
Kaye Ballard is a true legend, and I for one can’t wait to see Gretchen’s tribute to her.
The third Metropolitan Room event for Gretchen will be LISTEN TO THE MUSIC: The Songs of the 1970’s. That’s on June 4th at 4:00 pm.
All three events in the Gretchen Reinhagen Series can be purchased with a discount here: http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=173027&cart. Come on along!
For more information on Gretchen, find her here:
Sing OUT, Gretchen!