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Old 01-31-2019, 12:16 PM
old maine geezer old maine geezer is offline
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this might be a silly question, but are there any piano bars in the area. I love to go to restaurants that have them and sing along.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:39 PM
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I hope not.
It's hard enough hearing your fellow diner speak over the din in most eateries, without a piano player, and singing customers!
Karaoke and fries anyone?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:02 PM
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:02 PM
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this might be a silly question, but are there any piano bars in the area. I love to go to restaurants that have them and sing along.
When I first discovered TV, I thought surely there had to be a piano bar here. But now, (sigh) I doubt there ever will be.

If I am in a piano bar or a restaurant with a pianist playing in the background, I can keep the tip jar full because I never seem to run out of requests. I usually start with “Satin Doll” and on to “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and so it goes. (I do remember my manners and give others a chance — but never a lull.)

I guess I am a little bit out of my era and not supposed to know all those songs, but for some reason I do.

Anyway, the reason I am in this thread — other than to wax nostalgic — is to talk about Beegie Adair:

I had never heard of Beegie Adair until fairly recently when I was up north in a favorite restaurant.

We know, all too well, that it is a rare restaurant that can get the background music just right. But this one does. Alas, not a piano bar. Not live music. No tip jar. No singing. But the next best thing. A perfect loop of piano, playing in the background.

I knew all the songs but I did not know the artist.

So I got out my phone and pushed Shazam and that was how I discovered Beegie Adair. And now I own a whole bunch of her music. Listening to it right now, in fact.

If you like a beautiful romantic piano, and you had never heard of Beegie Adair, now you have.

You’re welcome.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:10 PM
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When I hear piano bar, I always think of Bill Murray on SNL. Loved that!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:22 PM
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Why do people feel if they don't like something no one should have it...
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:30 PM
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When I first discovered TV, I thought surely there had to be a piano bar here. But now, (sigh) I doubt there ever will be.

If I am in a piano bar or a restaurant with a pianist playing in the background, I can keep the tip jar full because I never seem to run out of requests. I usually start with “Satin Doll” and on to “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and so it goes. (I do remember my manners and give others a chance — but never a lull.)

I guess I am a little bit out of my era and not supposed to know all those songs, but for some reason I do.

Anyway, the reason I am in this thread — other than to wax nostalgic — is to talk about Beegie Adair:

I had never heard of Beegie Adair until fairly recently when I was up north in a favorite restaurant.

We know, all too well, that it is a rare restaurant that can get the background music just right. But this one does. Alas, not a piano bar. Not live music. No tip jar. No singing. But the next best thing. A perfect loop of piano, playing in the background.

I knew all the songs but I did not know the artist.

So I got out my phone and pushed Shazam and that was how I discovered Beegie Adair. And now I own a whole bunch of her music. Listening to it right now, in fact.

If you like a beautiful romantic piano, and you had never heard of Beegie Adair, now you have.

You’re welcome.
We are with you Boomer! In the almost 7 years we have been here, we have talked to Waterfront, Palmer, Nancy Lopez, La Hacienda, and Demshars (multiple owners at the last 2 locations)and tried to persuade them to give a piano bar a try. Even if only 1 night a week, it would be unique enough to draw, I think. And we agree on the style and volume level. It should be quiet and in the background, just loud enough to enjoy and still have a conversation. We'll also add to your list of pianists to listen to mentioning Danny Wright. He's been around for many years and has a number of CD's. He plays some of his own music but his real talent is in interpretting Broadway, standards and modern ballads. Just marvelous.
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Boomer, I just did a search for her on YouTube, found her playing Fly Me to the Moon, one of my favorites of all time, and she sounds great. Thanks, but I will go out on a limb and say I don't think we have a restaurant or a bar with the ambiance for a piano player of that level, although, maybe Demshers could provide the right room.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:34 PM
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I have a Danny Wright CD. Love it. I have Alexa and added the songs to my personalized playlists. So if I am in the mood to listen to instrumental music, I just say, "Alexa, play my instrumental playlist". I make different playlists and usually tell Alexa to play whatever I am in the mood for. Great when prepping/cooking! You can also tell Alexa to "Play Danny Wright songs" for instance, and then if you like the song, just say, "Alexa, add this song to my instrumental playlist".
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:46 PM
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Thank you, bandsdavis. I will look up Danny Wright.

Hi Madelaine, I am glad you liked her "Fly Me to the Moon."

I have been doing a little more online reading about Beejie Adair, and the Beejie Adair Trio. I found her discography and every one of those recordings looks pretty wonderful to me.

She is 81 and has been in the business for a long time. She does a few concerts, some at a place called the Birdland Theater in New York.

When I first heard her, I knew I had to find out more.

Wonderfully romantic slow dance music, too -- and I bet even couples who can't dance could figure out something to do with Beejie Adair playing through the Bose -- maybe a little "Teach Me Tonight."

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