Remembering the Al & Mo
Last Saturday evening, the band had the pleasure of performing at the home of Al Cholger and Maureen (Mo) Sheahan, hosts of "Al & Mo Present," a series of concerts they host at their home. Al loves to cook and Mo loves to organize. They both love music and the artists who make it. Put all of that together and you have a great night of gourmet food and live entertainment. Al prepared the finest BBQ that night with all the fixin's -- slow-baked beans, cornbread with chiles, slaw, you name it. Mo made her famous desserts. (I sampled a bit of the deep dish apple pie.) Oh, lordy. Guests brought sides and drinks and on the table lay a feast. Al & Mo invite their friends, charging $20 for the meal and the music, but get this … they give all of the proceeds to the musicians. The food and the venue is their gift. I asked why and how it started and Mo's answer was, "Because we wanted to help support musicians." Al & Mo and their guests are true patrons of the arts, generous in every way, from applause and compliments to giving beyond the price of admission. We all had a great time on a beautiful summer evening. Singing, playing and enjoying the company of new friends. It's a night we will remember for a long time to come. We were full of BBQ and gratitude! -- Lauren Crane
It could be any one of us at any time.