SHELBURNE FALLS — On Columbus Day, two flamenco musicians and a dancer were entertaining the foliage crowd at Mocha Maya’s Coffeehouse.
“There were so many people in town that we had Spanish-speaking visitors, talking back and forth with the musicians,” says Chris King, co-owner of Mocha Maya’s. “There was even a woman here from Ecuador, who got up and danced with them.”
The Recorder, Greenfield, MA, November 8, 2013
The venue: Mocha Maya's, one of the top listening rooms in the country.
The musicians: Dave and Lonnie Chu.
"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
"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
“We were thrilled to have the Dave and Lonnie Trio at our first ever Live Music Event at Gentile’s Restaurant! Our guests really enjoyed their music! 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
"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
"Crimson Canary is a world class ensemble that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for high quality performers and entertainment. They have a unique and beautiful sound that will leave you full of joy and impressed! You'll want more!"
Edgar Pagán, bandleader, Grupo Pagán, Syracuse, NY
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