Don’t miss your opportunity to see Gale McNeeley perform “A Jacques Brel Cabaret” at Restaurant Mimosa on July 29 at 3 p.m. It is an afternoon event full of music, wine and appetizers, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Santa Barbara County Action Network, a nonprofit that works to promote social and economic justice, to preserve our environmental and agricultural resources, and to create sustainable communities. The group, known as SBCAN, advocates a holistic approach to community planning that integrates housing, open space, and transportation to meet the needs of all members of our community and future generations, and works in cooperation with a broad range of progressive activists and organizations to ensure that all members of our community share a voice in our future.
Jacques Brel was a Belgian songwriter from the 1950s to the 1970s, and he had a major influence on artists such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Rod McKuen. His music has been heard around the world and can now be heard here in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Gale McNeeley has performed on Broadway, in regional theater, on TV, and in movies. He is the creator of political satires, Pope the Musical and The Wizard of What, and tours America in his one-man show Archy & Mehitabel.
Accompanying McNeeley are two central coast musicians, Betty Faas on the piano and Chuck Osborne on the accordion.
McNeeley says, ”In an age where the classic troubadour seems to have vanished, Jacques Brel reminds us of the need for songwriters who translate universal emotions into song.” For more information call 805/563-0463 or click here.
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