Music is what we do, and we wanted to present this concert, against all the odds and challenges, as a way to help people begin the healing process, as a way to help get our community on the road to recovery.
I had this to say about Cross in this week's captivating print edish:
“Yacht rock” — a colloquial term to describe the bygone adult contemporary sub-genre encapsulating artists like Michael McDonald, Loggins & Messina, Steely Dan and Toto — found its place in the pop-culture lexicon after a side-splitting mockumentary of the same name spread across the Internet like viral wildfire. As a result, today’s cocaine-addled hipsters are more familiar with the hits of Hall and Oates than they are with, say, The Clash, as the popularity of the series blindsided art and taste with a resurgence of ‘70s and ‘80s smooth vanilla jams. While back-handed appreciation may have helped expose “Sailing” singer Christopher Cross to a fresh new audience, though, nothing tests the strength of ironic fervor like ticket prices soaring up to $125, even if he is backed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. And since Cross’s brand of soft-rock balladeering still rocks a little too hard for the Cheekwood set, that brings us full circle, leaving only the middle-aged of Middle Tennessee. If that means you, then slip on the Dockers and come bask in the sonic sauna when Albert-George Schram & Co. use their philharmonic precision to enhance the majesty of “Arthur’s Theme.”