Old Earth Concert---DaveH (Storyteller), and guitarists--Chris Porterfield, Dietrich Gosser, Todd Umhoefer
It was a magical night at Inspiration Studios. Storytelling by DaveH led to beautiful, sometimes haunting, music of three great gutiarists: Dietrich Gosser, Chris Porterfield and Old Earth (Todd Umhoefer). I walked in from a performance at another theatre just in time to treat my senses to the sounds of Chris and Todd. The candle-lit tables and Angie Zimmerman's dimly-lit photo exhibit provided a sense of calm to this cabaret setting. Complimentary wine, transformed the space into a low-key, yet spirited night club. WIth over 60 people in attendance, the audience was mesmerized by what they heard--every string, every piano key, every whisper of song. This proved to be the perfect setting for a night of lovely entertainment. It was a very proud moment indeed. -Erico
Erico Ortiz was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and was raised in Milwaukee. He earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University (Spanish Education) and a Masters Degree from UW-Milwaukee (Administrative Leadership). After working for Milwaukee Public Schools (teacher, administrator) for 33 years, it was time for retirement and a new direction.