Due to a church board meeting, I was a little late arriving at the Bat performance in the Pomerantz Hall at the Pearson Lakes Art Center last week Wednesday evening. When I arrived the hall was already rockin' in full swing.
The audience was enthralled by his historical stories and great guitar playing skills. He showed us many ways to play his favorite instrument including how to strum it like a banjo. It was quite educational.
We in the audience knew most of the songs he strummed and sang, so we gladly joined in. We did everything from television show themes like the "Beverly Hillbillies" to classic rock 'n' roll.
His masterful guitar performance of "Dueling Banjos" was incredibly well done. He started slowly and then caught fire, receiving loud cheers from the audience.
His historical knowledge on how the Monkees were formed was most interesting. I had not heard it before, so we learned something new on a fun-filled evening.
We participated with him in a sing-along song fest to Mac Davis, Glen Cambell, Roy Clark and John Denver.
I can honestly say I had not heard "Yummy, yummy I got love in my tummy" in literally decades! It was fun.
Bat brought us an evening of humor, masterful musicianship, vocal entertainment and history lessons. You just can’t ask for anything more.