RIDDLE, RONDSTADT... AND ROBYN Debuts at The Gardenia Tonight
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nelson Riddle / Linda Ronstadt collaboration of the Great American Songbook, BroadwayWorld award-winner Robyn Spangler brings an evening of selections from the three Platinum Certified albums: WHAT'S NEW, LUSH LIFE and FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS.
When Linda Ronstadt decided she wanted to do an album of American standards, she wanted the moon. She wanted Nelson Riddle to do the arrangements. After all Nelson Riddle loved arranging for singers and made Dean, Frank, Ella, Judy, Nat, Peggy, and his favorite, whom he called "the songbird", Rosemary, household names. It turned out to be an exceptional pairing and some of the last arrangements of Riddles career.
Robyn grew up on the 'Nelson Riddle Sound' although she didn't think of it that way as a child. Linda Ronstandt's dominance in pop music was added to her musical DNA in middle school and the two have been writing on the musical slate of who she is ever since. "I can think of no better way to honor the 30th anniversary of this music" says Spangler.
Robyn works across the entertainment landscape as not only a singer but as an actress and has done a lot of commercials. Most notable are: Ford, Hilton Hotels and Poligrip (yes, Poligrip.) On the big screen she is featured in Warner Bros. upcoming film THE FORTUNE THEORY due in theaters later this year. And on the small screen she's in two web TV series: THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER and HUNGRY on Awesomeness TV. RIDDLE, RONSTADT... AND ROBYN with Musical Director Todd Schroeder, Tim Christensen on bass, Jack Lecompte on drums and Tony Mandraccia rounds out the rhythm section on guitar.
RIDDLE, RONSTADT... AND ROBYN will debut July 12-13 at The Gardenia. Shows are almost sold out. Call 323-467-7444 for reservations.