Earlier I wrote about Chris Beneke’s long lasting impact on me, and that I still haven’t forgotten his music that I heard in Prague all these years later.
Well, it turns out, I’m not even making this up. I was wondering if maybe my memory was foggy. Well, after some quick Internet research, I have found a blog post that chronicle’s Beneke’s start in the honest folk music movement. I urge you to listen to the two .mp3 files provided in the aforementioned link. If you’re one of those snobs who requires perfect pitch, I would suggest Celine Dion or Debbie Gibson. Otherwise, if you like clever lyrics and catchy melodies, you may enjoy this.
More Internet research indicates that he is now in a band called The Fatal Flaws in Vermont. This clip captures the energy of his life performance, and yet provides a bittersweet antithesis to our hopes and dreams that ran wild in the streets of Prague, before Target moved in.