Wein, Women & Song: Newport 2008
Botti has added heft to his music, bringing guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Billy Childs and drummer Billy Kilson on board as accompanists.
An added bonus was having comedian Chevy Chase as the main stage emcee. His off-the-wall humor livened up intermissions, and he once sat at the piano and noodled some Bill Evans lines. And you thought he only played Gerald Ford.
Narrow roads between downtown and the park made for a New York-style traffic jam Saturday evening. I learned my lesson: Water taxi is the best way to go.