It is just amazing to watch a performer just capture a crowd. We have all seen it, whether it be with a dazzling display of guitar techniques, a voice from the Gods that isolates that certain spot in our hearts, seldom tho do we see it on multiple levels.
Chris Cain did just that on the January Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. It started with his guitar playing, his acknowledgement of the crowds approval seemed to make him vulnerable – at least in the sense that what the crowd saw was genuine and in that genuineness there is always a vulnerability, perceived or real. Soon his voice, one that seemed he pulled from his very core, that spoke to each and every one of us – for it was the voice of ages yet steeped in a contemporary gilt referring back to the past masters but alive in his own interpretation of that voice. As they say in the sports world ‘the crowd went wild!’ and they did.
Dramatic, friendly, approachable, professional and above all else humble – that is the man that won the crowds over – Chris Cain.
Until next time,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
photos: Leslie K. Joseph