Monday, July 16, 2012

Tap-dancing saxophonist comes to Newport!

An act new to our summer reading program comes to town this week. Michael Conly is Mr. Shoehorn, a tap-dancing saxophonist who will dance and make music in Literacy Park at 1:00 p.m Wednesday. All children and families are invited to attend this free program.

Mr. Shoehorn uses his feet as percussion instruments. A Buskerfest reviewer wrote of his show, “Of particular interest was a percussion and saxophone artist named Shoehorn. This one-man show somehow digitally converted his tap dancing into keyboard solos or drum beats and combined it with masterfully played saxophone as well as more traditional percussion to create a masterpiece of live musical entertainment. The beats this guy was able to generate with nothing more than his two feet were incredible."

To see more about the Mr. Shoe Horn, check out his website or watch his video.

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