Missing Persons Returns to the Coach House for a New Chapter
September 16, 2011
Editor: Candice Cendaña
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – The Coach House is known for bringing talented artists to south Orange County. Artists new and old visit The Coach House when they are looking to accomplish one thing: put on a great show. Owner Gary Folgner described, “I’ve never had aspirations for The Coach House to become some big conglomerate. The purpose of this venue is to bring great people together with great music; and that’s what we do.” Friday, September 16, 2011 Gary brought Missing Persons back to the Coach House. Dale Bozzio, lead vocalist for Missing Persons, introduced the band and thanked Gary by saying, “I’m home, baby.”
Sasha Evans opened for the night with a few songs, including “The Well”, which one fan called, “the money maker”. Sasha and her band moved the audience with the slow melody and illusion of falling into a well. Her powerful voice captured the audience along with a great stage presence. One audience member claimed, “Her voice gets to a place other music doesn’t hit.” Sasha and her band bowed as the audience gave a standing ovation.
A line of new fans awaited Sasha during intermission to purchase her cd. Sasha and her band have been performing for the past three years, already producing three CDs and working on a fourth. Sasha’s cello and violin players add an interesting contrast to traditional music, as Sasha described, “We’re the anti-genre. I don’t want my music to fit in—I want it to stand out. People like it because I tell the truth.” Sasha and her band will be releasing a fourth album, “Peculiar” and will be playing in shows throughout Los Angeles the rest of the year.
The crowd anxiously anticipated Missing Persons as intermission extended from 15- to 30-minutes. Once the audience realized that the band was about to take stage, silence overcame the room and everyone returned to their seats. Throughout the show, audience members smiled and sang along as if reliving the old days of Missing Persons’ music. “Her voice hasn’t changed,” Folgner described, “many of them probably remember the start of her career here.” Over 30 years ago, Bozzio began her career with Missing Persons and became a phenomenon. Bozzio has lived her life in the public eye, and one fan, Frank Deutsch, indicated, “It’s good to see her here. You wonder where people end up after hitting it big; you worry about them. So seeing her onstage is a reassurance that she’s surviving.” Backstage after the show, Bozzio described the experience of coming back to The Coach House as the start of another chapter.
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