It was a regrettably small crowd that turned out last Monday night at Ampersand for a beautiful show by David Dondero and Coy Campbell’s new project Nightingale News, featuring Stuart Harmening and Markus Kuhlmann.
Dondero is a tremendous songwriter, guitarist, and singer — he manages with the simplest of gestures to transport the listener to other places.
Dondero’s folks were among the small crowd, and he played “South of the South” at his mom’s request:
I had not listened at all to Coy Campbell’s work on Soundcloud, so wasn’t fully prepared for the beauty of Nightingale News’ set. Look for an album, Bell Rope, in the fall.