Father-daughter duo delight crowd at Brown Bag
Published 7:35 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge continued its Brown Bag Lunch series Tuesday with “Christmas Songs” by Lenny Trawick and Amanda Trawick during the noon hour.
Amanda Trawick was accompanied by her dad on the guitar for most of the program. He joined her for a couple of songs and the audience was invited to sing along on occasion.
The Trawicks presented a variety of Christmas carols and holiday songs. Most of the songs were familiar and the duo introduced several songs that were new to many. “I was interested in the history of the songs and hope the audience found the history interesting, too,” Amanda Trawick. “The first song, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ was written in 1943 and was made popular by Bing Crosby. It was written from the perspective of a soldier serving over seas during World War II. It’s a rather somber song because the closing line reveals that being home for Christmas isn’t quite a reality, just yet.”
Trawick said “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was not played in the United Kingdom because it was thought to lower the morale of the soldiers.
Larry McLeod said he enjoyed the beautiful music and “she can really sing.” He also enjoyed learning about the history of the songs, which made them even more meaningful. “This was a great way to spend my lunch time,” said Jenny Gilmore. “Amanda has a beautiful voice and Lenny sings and plays so well.”