Rachelle Garniez, at Pangea, Second Avenue & 12th Street, East Village.
What a treat to hear Rachelle, for the first time in quite a while. She has some new songs, and as always has funny, quirky, East Village-y intros to less recent material that brings them into the here & now. The hear & now. I remember an opera singer telling me it takes 20 years to learn the stamina and how to project and all that. Rachelle is a better singer every time. Who has always written songs that are fresh but somehow simultaneously seem classic, like standards.
Food so-so but otherwise Pangea is a lovely, friendly place to hear live music.
Every day I am struck by how lucky I am.