We Miss Nancy: The Storefront Sings LaMott will be presented at 7 PM at the downtown cabaret. Phil Geoffrey Bond will direct the concert, which will feature musical direction by Ray Fellman. (An encore presentation of We Miss Nancy will be offered March 27, also at 7 PM.)
Those scheduled to take part in the LaMott remembrances include Lisa Asher, Bobby Belfry, Nick Cearley, Scott Coulter, Brandon Cutrell, Suzanne Fiore, David Friedman, David Gurland, Rick Jensen, Lina Koutrakos, Liz McCartney, Carolyn Montgomery, Phillip Officer, Julie Reyburn, Ruby Rims, Ricky Ritzel, Gabrielle Stravelli and Marty Thomas.
The song list for the March 20 performance follows:
Ricky Ritzel – “It Was Not Exactly Paris”
Ruby Rims – “We Live on Borrowed Time”
Julie Reyburn – “The Child in Me”
Brandon Cutrell – “Where Do You Start?”
Lisa Asher - "In Passing Years"
Bobby Belfry – “That Old Black Magic”
Scott Coulter – “I’ll Be Here with You”
Marty Thomas – “Come Rain or Come Shine”
Liz McCartney – “Listen To My Heart”
Carolyn Montgomery – “Beautiful Baby”
Lisa Asher – “Help is on the Way”
Lina Koutrakos – “Moon River”
David Friedman – “Trust the Wind”
Nancy LaMott was beloved by fans for a voice that could be soft and sweet one minute and big and belty the next. Many critics agreed she also possessed a remarkable ability to find the emotional center of any song, bringing a lyric to life as honestly as possible. LaMott's solo recording credits included “Beautiful Baby,” “Come Rain or Come Shine: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” “My Foolish Heart,” “Just in Time for Christmas” and “Listen to My Heart” as well as the posthumously issued “What’s Good About Goodbye?" Another posthumous recording, "Nancy LaMott—Live at Tavern on the Green," was issued last year with additional releases scheduled.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 255-5438 for reservations.