Monday, May 21, 2012

Steve Winwood and Michael Franti start the season off right at Fontanel

By Butch Worrell
Nashville, TN

 You could not asked for a more beautiful evening for The Woods at Fontanel’s season opening show. And what a show is was.
Michael Franti captured the crowd from the get go with his rocking, funky blend of musical style’s. When Franti came down in the audience it was not that he captured the crowd, more that he became one of us, all “Human” as his guitar strap proudly proclaims. Then Steve Winwood took us a musical trip through a decades long span of his work, started with “I’m a Man” and finally ending with “Dear Mr. Fantasy”,. singing us his tune. It was one of the best evenings of music I’ve ever experienced. Set in, as Franti’s guitar player told me, “what was one of the coolest, most beautiful venue’s ever.

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