Tonight is sort of “Aeon night” at Ce Soir, as we bring in two musicians known not only for their music but also for their generous and ongoing support of The Wounded Warriors Project. This wonderful non-profit organisation in the US is designed to support military veterans wounded in the line of duty – and their families. Visit the Wounded Warriors Project website to learn more about this excellent charity: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. While tonight’s shows are NOT related to the charity, we thought it a great opportunity to share information about it. Now, on to the music!
PonDman Haalan, aka Alton Rex, plays at 5 PM SLT. He is a nationally touring performing songwriter in the US and has been a professional musician for over 40 years. He brings this history of musicianship to his Second Life performances. A true artist and poet, his originals have been featured in several RL and SL venues. We at Ce Soir is pleased to host this singer/songwriter and we invite you to come along and enjoy his special blend of captivating melodies and whimsical story songs. It is Americana extraordinaire, and you’ll find yourself tapping your foot – or dancing outright! – and singing along! PonDman offers the following advice to all; it’s some of the best advice we can imagine: “Sing the true song of your heart.” ~ PonD.
With wide musical influences such as finger-style masters Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, classic blues and rock players such as Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, FretsNirvana draws on a catalog of music that features guitar in a wide variety of sound. He feels that “Life is too short for One Groove,” and as a result his playing keeps the listener interested using all these musical colors. Recently Frets has gone back to some of his old electric guitar influences to offer an even wider tonal color to his constantly changing song list. If you like good instrumental music and you like guitar then check Frets out in his new life in Second Life! You are guaranteed an enjoyable music experience as we both rock out and enjoy some lovely guitar-solo ballads, so join us at 6 PM SLT!
NOTE: MoShang Zhao, who plays Ce Soir every Thursday at 8 PM SLT is on vacation, but will return April 5. We look forward to his next show!