Monday, May 5, 2014

Full House for Jim Rooney at Coolidge Salon Series

Hotel Coolidge
White River Junction, VT
Friday May 2, 2014

The Coolidge Salon Series continued on Friday featuring Jim Rooney and friends. The amazingly low $10 ticket got you light snacks, great poetry and very cool music. Rooney's performance was third in a series of six.
Series founder and Hotel Manager, David Briggs welcomed the audience, and introduced the Hotel's new "Green Card" Promotion. Contact: davidbriggs@hotelcoolidge.com for more information.

Jim Rooney was joined by longtime friend and musician Pat Alger and Colin McCaffrey. Rooney told the full house he got his start at the Hayloft Jamboree and the song that did it was a Hank Snow song "Music Makin' Mama From Memphis." He explained that the second of two "Party Pieces" was a 1952 Hank Williams song "Honky Tonk Blues."

Rooney took the crowd on a musical trip down memory lane via song and words. He even read a passage from his book "In It For The Long Run, A Musical Odyssey," which he had on sale and was autographing before and after the show. Rooney, Alger and McCaffrey played for about 90 minutes and seemed reluctant to stop, they really seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The evening began with a poetry reading by Nichole Hastings.
She read three poems from her recently released book "A Remedy For Love." She choose "Blue Horizon", "Origami Love" and "The Answer is No."

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Coolidge Salon Series
Featuring Jim Rooney, Pat Alger and Colin McCaffrey
Hotel Coolidge
White River Junction, VT May 2, 2014
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