Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kevin So treated a dozen Cazenovia High School students to an impromptu performance the afternoon of April 1 in Common Grounds Coffeehouse. Amidst a cross-country tour, So is booked to take the stage at the Nelson Odeon this evening at 8 p.m.
Odeon owner Jeff Schoenfeld was excited to have So play for the kids, hoping to spark an interest in the growing local music scene. "All the acts we feature at the Nelson Odeon are family-friendly," he said. "If musicians get into town early enough, and agree to play, we would like to be able to do three or four songs for the kids."
This was the first time the Odeon hosted an after-school show, and hopefully won't be the last.
"We don't want to lose sight of being a part of the community," Schoenfeld said. "If enough people are interested, we would love to continue to do this in the future."
So led the audience through four of his original tunes and a bluesy cover of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel." The ages of those in attendance ranged considerably, but it was apparent that all enjoyed the show, as So was inundated with praise once he concluded his set.
For more information on the traveling troubadour, access his website kevinso.com, visit his facebook page at facebook.com/TheRealKevinSo. So also has his own YouTube channel, youtube.com/KevinSo. To learn more about the history of the Nelson Odeon, watch clips of upcoming acts and purchase tickets for the show, visit nelsonodeon.com or call 655-9193.