GEORGE’S ROAD DIARY
Date: 19 MAY 2018
Venue: St. Mary’s Hamilton Village, Philadelphia PA
Philly has always been very special to us; we’ve had such positive experiences with various performances here, and Chuck van Zyl has been an ardent supporter of both Robert and Markus for years, so it was only fitting that the final performance of our “Flood Expeditions” Tour be “The Gatherings Concert Series” right here in Philadelphia!
The spacious backdrop of St. Mary’s Hamilton Village was the canvas for tonight’s innovative journey, this 19th century neo-gothic church being the perfect catalyst for such sonic explorations.
An inspired opening set by friend and local guitarist/composer Tim Motzer set the atmospheric tone for what was to come. Robert (on grand piano) & Markus (on U8 Touch Guitar) provided the capacity crowd with two stunning sets of sensory voyage and discovery; the synchronicity between the two further extends the expedition undertaken with their 2017 collaborative album release, “Lift A Feather to the Flood”.
Such a great showing from our Philly friends, much love to everyone who came out tonight! A big thank you to Chuck (our host) and the crew of “The Gatherings Concert Series” (Mike Hunter, Jeff Towne, Neil, Joe Scott) for making it all happen!
released July 4, 2018
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8 and effects system
Robert Rich: Acoustic piano and additional sounds
©2018 by Robert Rich (BMI) and Markus Reuter (GEMA)
Cover image © 2017 by John Bergin used with permission.
Concert images © 2018 by Mike Hunter used with permission
Many thanks to Chuck Van Zyl, Jeff Towne, and the Gatherings volunteers
Special thanks to George Bley