Pianist Arkansas Ohrenstein Teams up with Singer Shootin’ Sharon. P.S. that’s our names for just one section of our 80 minute concert. Arkansas Ohrenstein is my nickname for the country western music Shootin’ Sharon and I wrote. Stories, fun, humor are all mixed with music to make a memorable “cowboy cocktail” of an evening. Of course, we also love and do the music of Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini, Jacques Brel and others. Our concert, with incredible guest artists is timed at 80 minutes. It will be broadcast out of NYC worldwide out of Metropolitan Zoom. Tickets (only $10.00 for an entire viewing area) can be purchased at this link.
Pianist Arkansas Ohrenstein played 15 Years in the Catskills at Scott’s
Humor is part of the Catskills. Some of the most legendary names in comedy, like Mel Brooks, originated their careers in the Catskills.
Milton Berle another comedia, told this joke:
“A man is hit by a car while crossing a Beverly Hills street. A woman rushes to him and cradles his head in her lap, asking, “Are you comfortable?” The man answers, “I make a decent living.”
The joke is attributed to Milton Berle, though variations of it have been told over the years, along with similar humorous quips by decades of Catskill comedians. Big name comics like Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles and Henny Youngman were famous for a style of comedy that defined much of American culture of their time, with quick-witted, rapid-fire one liners that were often self-deprecating.
American needs humor, now more than ever. We performed at a fancy house party recently. Shootin’ Sharon brought the house down with our comic song, Spendin’s a Chore. Basically it’s a song about inflation with hilarious comic twists. If you can laugh at your problems, you feel better. Our title song, The Santa Fe Nashville Express, is all about America’s passion with train travel. I’ll played an energetic entitled hoedown Dance for Joy. So put on you stompin’ boots and enjoy the fun on Nov 8, 2020.