"That's Italian!"

So il Troubadore played another show minus two band members. We were asked to play a set of Italian music for the World on the Square in Corydon, Indiana. This was a treat as it’s been a couple of years since the Festa Italiana in Louisville folded and we hadn’t had a regular spot to just perform our Italian and Italian-American songs. One of the pleasures of being in this ensemble is the ability we have to adapt to a wide array of performing circumstances. Things would get oh so boring if we had to play the same schtick every time.

And in true il Troubadore tradition, we premiered a tune that we had never played before (and that we hadn’t even rehearsed before) made famous by Lou Monty called “Lazy Mary.” It’s a tune we should have had been doing for years now but never got around to doing even though we always knew it would be a perfect fit for us. Of course the audience got a laugh out of the tune.

As it was raining when we first arrived the entertainment fell behind schedule so we politely shortened our set a bit to allow the last act to perform before the end of the events (which was an early 8PM). Our setlist was as follows:

Volare
Alma Del Core
Mambo Italiano
Mona Lisa
Gia il Sole Dal Gange
Come Fly With Me
The Best is Yet to Come
O Sole Mio
Vittorio Mio Core
Lazy Mary
That’s Amore
Con Te Partiro
Funiculi Funicula

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