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Testimonials

"Thank you for being so receptive to our folks. I loved seeing their investment in the program by singing along.  You transported them."
Sandra Farnsworth, Linda Manor Assisted Living

We were thrilled to have Crimson Canary at our first ever Live Music Event at Gentile’s Restaurant! Our guests really enjoyed their music, especially, of course, the numbers in Italian! They played to our crowd beautifully, never overpowering the space, but there to add to our atmosphere and bring in songs from various decades. Our guests enjoyed the vocals as well as the instrumentals from this very talented trio. A total pleasure having them in Gentile’s! We look forward to a return engagement!”
Gentile’s Restaurant, Syracuse, NY

"Crimson Canary offers first class Spanish entertainment, a rare treat in Upstate New York. The singing and guitar playing is sure to bring a smile to your face and your are likely to find yourself moving and tapping your feet."
Andy Zaplatynsky, Concertmaster Emeritus, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

"I highly recommend David and Lonnie's program for your library. Patrons of all ages were enthralled by the quality of music. Lonnie has a magnificent singing voice and David is a very proficient guitar player. Everyone just raved about the performance. We would definitely invite them again."
Holly Scrano, Adult Librarian, Paine Branch Library, Syracuse, NY

"Lonnie and David Chu have taken on one of the most challenging forms of music in our time, Flamenco. Flamenco arts have been a source of magic in my life for well over fifty years, and it was particularly gratifying to meet and hear these modern day practitioners of this art form. They are faithful to the traditions with Lonnie's clear soulful singing (Cante) layered over David's intricate guitar virtuosity (Toque). I highly recommend an evening of their musical offerings."

Dennis Willmott, Vermont-based flamenco guitarist and blues bandleader, Left Eye Jump Blues Band

"I would absolutely recommend Lonnie and David to play anywhere! I love their music and the engaging style of their performance. The several times I have hired them I noted that both the students and the adults (and I) enjoyed Lonnie's lively and passionate singing and David's talented guitar music. We will definitely hire them again!"
Gail Bulman, department chair: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Syracuse University

"I am happy to recommend Crimson Canary. Their performance at Mohawk Valley Community College was fabulous. Not only was it musically enjoyable, but they educated us on the history of the music as well. I believe the audience found it both entertaining and informative. I know that I definitely learned things that I did not know before."
Sandy Cummings, Coordinator, Student Activities, Mohawk Valley Community College

We had a fabulous evening of Flamenco and Fun at Rio Tomatlan Mexican Restaurant in Canandaigua, NY last night. Crimson Canary put on a terrific Flamenco performance which we all (10 of us mothers and daughters) loved!! The musicians , singers, and dancers are all wonderful and we can't wait to see them perform again!!
Deb  French,  Valley School of Dance, Livonia, NY