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Karen Oxorn, Caroline Gibson, and Marcie Campbell make spring blossom

Caroline Gibson ©2010 Brett Delmage
Caroline Gibson

No one else could sound like Blossom Dearie, and the three vocalists who graced the NAC Fourth Stage on Saturday March 20 wisely didn't try. Instead, Karen Oxorn, Caroline Gibson, and Marcie Campbell celebrated Blossom's style and her material, singing together and individually. The songs, ranging from standards to Dave Frishberg satires, were well-received by the almost-full house. The last song featured a surprise: Brian Browne sitting in on piano, as Gibson gave a bravura performance of the risque lyrics in Blossom's Blues.

The singers were supported by a tight rhythm section: musical director Mark Ferguson on piano and trombone, Tim Bedner on guitar, Martin Newman on bass, and Don Johnson on drums.
     – Alayne McGregor

Marcie Campbell ©2010 Brett DelmageMarcie Campbell

Karen Oxorn ©2010 Brett Delmage
Karen Oxorn

photos ©2010 Brett Delmage