i was not familiar with the wonderful country singer suzy bogguss before this night, but a friend whose opinion i trust suggested we go to the show… i had no conflicts so i thought i’d continue expanding my music horizon. she is an excellent performer! she relates to the audience with stories – not too long, just enough to segue into the next song – as well as with her music. she sang some traditional folk songs – shenandoah, red river valley, froggy went a courtin’ – as well as country songs she wrote. her band is fabulous! on guitar and pedal steel is chris scruggs – yes, the grandson of earl scruggs which wasn’t mentioned during the show (which allowed his talent to stand on its own, at least for those of us who didn’t know of the relationship prior to the show). on acoustic bass and harmonies was charlie chadwick and joining for a couple of songs as a backup singer was her husband, doug crider, with whom she has written any songs. bull run restaurant is an ideal venue for her because it is so intimate. the stage is only a few inches off the floor, which makes photography a bit challenging unless you’re right up front, but makes the experience much better. an excellent night of music!
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