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Sunday, September 21, 2008

9.20- "Celestial Nights" concert

Dave Collins & The Celestial Nights Singers perform at the Old Theater in Oriental
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Local troubadour Dave Collins, accompanied by the "Celestial Singers," performed last night in Oriental's historical theater on Broad Street on Friday and Saturday nights.

Dave Collins arrived in Oriental earlier this summer, and has become a popular draw as a one-man show with regular gigs at "Scoots" and the Tiki Bar at Oriental Marina & Inn.

Dave pulled together a group of other talented local singers and musicians for this weekend's show, "Celestial Nights," which proved to be a hot ticket in town, filling the theater both nights.

In addition to Dave on vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard, fiddle, flute and sitar, the show featured:
  • Mellissa Stowe, vocals & percussion
  • Lynn Speas, vocals & percussion
  • Care Gerdeman, vocals & percussion
  • Shelly Engelhardt, congas & chimes, and
  • Leanna Shae Collins (Dave's daughter), flute, vocals & percussion
The first half of the show featured Dave's original compositions featured on his first CD and an upcoming CD, while the second half consisted of classic covers.

You can see a bunch of my other pictures from the show on today's posting at my other blog, "The Dinghy Dock."

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