A piano, a dog and a guitar walk into a bar ... find out what happens during an evening celebrating the music and memories of three unique talents.
Two award-winning songwriters will join a best-selling memoirist for an evening of verse, prose, songs and humor during "Music and Memoir" at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music, 5601 N. High St.
Worthington resident Eric Gnezda performs regularly at Nashville's iconic songwriting venue, the Bluebird Cafe, and was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition. An Emmy-nominated television journalist, he created and hosts "Songs at the Center," a popular American Public Television series that features performances by and interviews with singer-songwriters. The show airs on WOSU-TV.
Sally Fingerett has released five CDs as a solo singer/songwriter and nine with the musical comedy group, the Four Bitchin' Babes, of which she is a founding member. She also turned the humorous stories and personal narratives from her one-woman show and Sirius XM radio show into a book, "The Mental Yentl: Stories from a Lifelong Student of Crazy," which was released in 1995.
Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of several poetry collections and memoirs, including "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey" and "Planet of the Blind." Kuusisto directs the Renee Crown Honors Program at Syracuse University, where he holds a professorship in the Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies.
Reserved table seating for "Music and Memoir" is $25 and bar seats are $20. Tickets are available at nataliescoal-firedpizza.com and by calling 614-436-2625.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.