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by Tom Kubrak
published 08/14/2018

LYNN - The Lynn Lockamy Story

It was on the night of June 25th 2018. The night was calm and the streets were lively. The trains were running smoothly. The residents of New York City were out, like usual, and ready for a good time. It was the first night of the week and the activity was alive. The restaurants were getting their Monday night specials prepped for their evening crowds, who were already starting to rush through the doors to claim their reservations. For the others… they were just hoping there were some spots left to eat a good meal, have a good drink and of course… listen to some good music.

Going into the night, much preparation needed to happen for everything to work out smoothly. Firstly, the band had to get together for rehearsal and plan out the agenda of songs to be played for the evening. Once that was done and everyone bought into the game plan for the night then they could be confident going into the evening into the legendary venue. The legendary venue called The Bitter End, who has had musicians like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Billy Crystal, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Donny Hathaway, and Curtis Mayfield.

Going into the evening you always have those before show jitters, but looking at the like of the person that people from all over the city and country have come to see, you couldn’t even tell where those jitters were. She was at the front door greeting her audience, having casual conversations, and doing her best to at least say hi to everyone before they grabbed their seats in front of the red brick stage that has held up some of the most powerful voices in the city.

A show that people were coming in from all over.

People from Queens
People From Staten Island.
People from New Jersey.
People from Germany
People from Italy
People from Manhattan, where the show was taking place in Greenwich Village.
And maybe people from other countries and cities.

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