A healthy-sized crowd turned out to hear Ann Fennessy at Hobart’s last Friday, and Fennessy didn’t disappoint. Backed by Frontline, with Dick Hubbard on woodwinds and Jim Templeton on keyboards, the effervescent Fennessy turned her attention to a tasty collection of standards. Bassman Kyle Pugh and drummer Rick Westrick round out the Frontline lineup. Nice stuff, though I would prefer to hear Pugh on a stand-up bass.
Arnie Carruthers and his diva daughter, Charlotte, and sons Don and “Satchmo” Bill, hold down the Hobart’s fort tonight and Saturday. If you haven’t heard the Carruthers together, you owe yourself the treat.
Thursday, two of the town’s premier keyboard men, Jim Templeton and Brent Edstrom hook up on pianos and vibes. Should be a free-wheeling kind of evening. , DataTimes