The North River Concert Series presents Clare Donohue, accompanied by Randy Wensel, Friday, Feb. 16, from 7-8 p.m. They will perform Love Songs from the Golden Ages. Admission is free.
Review for Clare Donohue:
Brooklyn native, Clare Donohue has been in the Chattanooga area for almost a decade.
You could only catch her at private events or at The Barking Legs Theater and Mentone Arts & Cultural Center once or twice a year. Other than that she is out of town touring.
Clare sang “antique” jazz (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra) for years with big bands around the country. Currently she is performing iconic singers from various genres and infuses her humanitarian and social justice mission with her choice of material. Her beautiful voice, knowledge and reverence for music, storytelling ability and natural humor make her a must see when in our area.
Review for Randy Wensel:
Randy Wensel, pianist and trombonist, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Later on, his family moved to Dallas, Texas. He has studied piano since age five. After numerous honors in high school, Randy moved on to the University of North Texas. While there he was a member of the North Texas lab bands and started to work gigs in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He played in the Bill Tillman band from 1981 to 1983. Bill had been a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears; he was an incredible sax player for the legendary Jazz/Rock/Horn band. Moving to Chattanooga in 2020, Randy has played numerous clubs and venues, such as The Westin, The Meeting Place, and the Fairy Land Country Club on Lookout Mountain.
Linda A. Rugina