Last week Bill and I attended a benefit concert for People’s Community Clinic, a non-profit which provides affordable health care for Central Texans. The concert featured three well-known and extremely talented musicians with Austin roots: Monte Montgomery, Eric Johnson, and Christopher Cross. The concert was held at the historic Paramount Theatre.
Monte Montgomery started off the evening. Wow, this guy is a fantastic acoustic guitar player. The crowd jumped to their feet for a standing ovation when he was done.
Another outstanding guitarist, Eric Johnson, was next up. As a long-time fan of his technical skills and bright tone on the electric guitar, I was thrilled that Eric included one of my favorite songs, Cliffs of Dover, in his setlist.
Christopher Cross, along with his large backup contingent, had the final set. He performed his most popular (and familiar) songs, including Sailing, Ride Like The Wind, and Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do). He’s still got that clear tenor voice. Bill and I always enjoy his performances around Austin.
The concert ended with all three musicians joining together for a heart-felt version of John Lennon’s classic, Imagine. It was an appropriate ending to the evening.
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