Robin Spielberg, piano-goddess
Spielberg casts her spell at Tupelo August 10
By Bruce Bressack
got the call on Tuesday afternoon.
is performing at Tupelo Music Hall; can you cover the show for me? And,
oh by the way, you'll need to introduce her from the stage.”
There’s only one
response to having the opportunity to see Spielberg perform — “Yes,
thank you, you may have my next-born son!”
So on Aug. 10 I
made the journey to Tupelo.
Spielberg is an
accomplished, classically trained musician who has performed extensively
throughout the United States and overseas. She has released 13
recordings, including four albums of original piano solos.
Spielberg perform several times, and now own four of her CDs including
her latest release, Memories of Utopia.
While her recordings are truly
excellent, her live performance and between-the-songs storytelling, sets
her apart from other artists and pianists.
From the moment
she walks on stage, until the last note gently caresses the room,
Spielberg casts a spell on her audience that is palpable, visceral and
Better said — after you see her perform,
you’ll just feel a whole lot better about the world.
Spielberg is a
talented pianist and an extraordinary storyteller. And, without
question, she is one of the warmest, most genuine people you'll ever
I hope she'll return to Tupelo soon so
you can be embraced by her performance.
Until then, you
can visit Spielberg’s website,
listen to samples of her music.
I'd start with “A
song for Jennie.” It’s a
piano solo but, trust me on this one; you will hear the words in your
head. How often does that happen?
Then listen to “Spirit
in this House,” followed by “In
the Arms of the Wind.”
That's all it took
to make me a Spielberg fan. I think you'll become “hooked” as well.