By Doug Harmon
The recent Saturday Night Show at the Dogwood was truly a night filled with fairy dust. Fans (friends, family, wives, coworkers, old classmates) rolled in with a night of fun, relaxation and enjoyment on their minds. As the band rolled through their first lively one hour forty minute set, patrons were dancing, singing along or just watching all of what was going on.
As a band you work hard rehearsing, fine tuning vocals, picking material that you hope the people who paid to come hear you will enjoy. Saturday night the stars aligned. The sold out crowd was a pure joy to play for. From the forty-something to the seventy-something folks in the crowd, a good time was had by all.
The band enjoys mixing up the types of music and keeps everyone guessing as to what’s next. The first set included a brief celebration of life comment to recognize Don Heaven who recently passed away. Don had been at the Dogwood from day one as it now celebrates its twenty year anniversary. Many of us had worked with Don on multiple projects and shows. Playing at the Dogwood is remarkable in itself. The facility is second to none and it’s so cool that we have it in our community. The Dogwood Staff is always ready to assist or help in any way to make the show and the performer the best they can be.
Then, without saying, the Saturday attendees of our show made the night. They were ready to kick back and have a good time and enjoy some music. As a band it’s always rewarding when people enjoy your music whether it be dancing, watching or singing alone. All of that was going on at the show. The band's second set was one hour twenty minutes and included many crowd favorites and songs that seemed like everyone was singing along to.
Yes it was a special night. For whatever reasons some nights may seem reserved. Saturday night at the Dogwood was not one of them.
The staff was tuned in, the band was tuned in, and the crowd was tuned in.
Someone left a napkin on the stage after the show,
“You’re always good but tonight you guys outdid yourselves, great show.”
Yup, it was a magical night.
Braunschweiger Blues Band
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