The ability to attend live music shows out in public with your friends once again has been a long time coming. After a soul-crushing shutdown / lockdown of 2020 that continued into early 2021, we are finally getting back to in-person appearances. Summer in NYC and adjacent Long Island has always provided many opportunities for mostly-free events in open park theaters as well as clubs and restaurants. Along with a variety of recorded music both new and vintage covered in this months feature, comes a long-overdue return to live presentation recaps.
Among her many talents and accomplishments, Laura Schaefer is an impressive singer in the soft rock, country, adult contemporary, and pop music realm. Catching a recent run of live appearances both indoor and out in the open street festival environment showed the performer captivating audiences with her nuanced vocal interpretations. Appearing on Sunday night's during these summer months at the highly-regarded Westbury, Long Island restaurant Cassariano, the duo act of Laura and Bill (with the equally accomplished Bill Blais on keyboards and vocals) entertained patrons with a dramatic set of classic cover songs.