Musically Speaking, 2011 In Review
I saw upwards of 70 concerts in 2011. My favorites from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago were recounted for the TheDailyPage. They include Allen Toussaint, Jeremy Denk, the North Mississippi Allstars, Mahler’s 2nd, Dave Alvin, Michael Feinstein, Ashia Grzesik and others. For details, please go here. Not included are fine shows from farther afield in New York (cabaret great Barbara Carroll and country legend Cowboy Jack Clement) and in Paris (alto sax player Peter King and pianist Jean-Christophe Millot).
Here are my summaries of previous years: