Our next Second Saturday Coffeehouse welcomes back harmonica player Patrick Reninger, accompanying the blues/jazz duo Last Ditch Effort—a collaboration between guitarist and songwriter, Lance Brown, and keyboardist, Anne McIntyre, which emphasizes groove, musicality and strong original lyrics. Their influences range from the jazzy to the funky, warm ballads to foot stomping barrel house.
Lance Brown is an artist, actor, musician and songwriter who has lived by his wits and creativity since 1977. He toured his “Will Rogers Now!” One-person show throughout the country for over two decades. His original songs move the body, touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.
Lance's satirical songs have found their way onto the nationally syndicated radio shows, NPR and many local radio stations. His CD “Too Busy to Work” has been well-received by public radio musical programs throughout the country.
“Annie Mac” studied music in college and has performed at a variety of venues and in a range of styles - but her heart is with the blues. Her dad was a jazz pianist who taught her how to play the blues at a very young age. Her chemistry with Lance and Pat is a delight to behold.
Harmonica player Patrick Reninger is a fiery soloist able to channel his passion for the blues into everything from jazz ballads to country weepers. Jamming in his teens with blues men at the famed Maxwell Street Flea Market on Chicago’s Near West Side, Patrick has performed with country, blues and rock bands throughout Chicagoland including gigs at the House of Blues, the Chicago Cultural Center and the 1997 Chicago Blues Festival.
Hosted by Vicki Elberfeld
$8 - $10 suggested donation includes refreshments. No reservations needed.
Doors open at 7:30. Free parking in our lot, on Howard, or on Jerome St.
For more information, visit: EthicalHumanistSociety.org/coffeehouse.