"The Casino" was a reality TV show that my good friend and radio talk show host (and boss, sort of) was addicted to. Matt Dusk, who was on the show, also performed the theme song "Two Shots." Matt and his band were trying to get a gig in the main room at the world-famous Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
I fell in love with Matt's musical style immediately. I love jazz and swing standards, and I've had the pleasure of watching some of the greats perform. Mel Torme was one of my favorite concerts ever.
So (the California so), I'm in Vegas and who's playing at the Golden Nugget? Tony Bennett on Sunday Night and Matt Dusk on Monday night!
The Tony Bennett concert was amazing. No matter how old he gets, he is the classic showman. I cried several times during the fabulous performance. And who else was in the audience? Matt Dusk. He came back from Canada to catch Tony before opening the following night.
Monday rolled around (along with several hundred dollars at the Roulette wheel), and I headed over to see Matt Dusk and his band. Now remember, I had just seen the legendary Tony Bennett the night before -- a hard gig to follow. But Matt took the stage and owned it. I was so impressed by his show that I'd have to say Tony did great job as Matt's opening act.
If you get the opportunity to see Matt Dusk, take it. His band is fabulous as well. The arrangements of the classics are wonderful. When someone can take a song recorded by hundreds of other performers and make it his own, yet still hold the integrity of the composer at heart, it's truly amazing!
You can get Matt's CDs, find out more about him and read his frank talk about being part of a reality TV show at http://mattdusk.com.
Here are the boob shots!
Oh...did I mention he's a hottie, too? He is.
Too bad he's a sneaky Canadian. ;)
Posted by lili at June 01, 2005 10:26 PM