The Pat Metheny Duo concert, presented by KingstonCitizens.org to benefit the Kingston Land Trust and the Community Garden initiative, featuring Pat Metheny and Ward 9’s own Larry Grenadier at the Coach House Players last night was simply awe inspiring.
During opening remarks, Mayor James Sottile spoke of the importance of community work, and how “amazing it is to have a world-class” performance right here in Kingston, in an intimate setting with friends and neighbors. I couldn’t agree more.
So, kudos, hugs, kisses, bouquets and more to Rebecca Martin for booking the artists, marketing the event and filling the room with people (it was sold out) and filling it with love. Awesome.
And thanks to fellow Kingston Land Trust board members such as Steve and Julie Noble, John Garasche, Hugh Cummings (how cool was that display garden he created?), Bill Berardi and Deborah Cohen. And big thanks to: Lynda O’Reilly for creating one incredible silent auction; to Mark Greene for his designs; to Jen McKinley-Rakov for feeding the band; to Gabe and Kathy/Laura and Jose from Monkey Joe for serving the best coffee in town; and to Bob and the staff at the Coach House for being gracious hosts; among many others.
And thanks to the 99 people who filled the room, who came out to help water the seeds of something that will begin to grow this year. As Rebecca likes to say: Watch Us Grow.
And with deepest sincerity, thank you Pat and Larry for being so giving of your time, energy and love. You helped bring a city closer together.
— Arthur Zaczkiewicz