Hadestown star Reeve Carney was joined by his younger brother and sister Zane and Paris at The Green Room 42. The Carney Family Christmas Extravaganza, was a prime example why this family is such a joy to watch.
You would think that this trio had been performing most of their lives, and in a sense that is true. Making music however really didn’t start until their late teen and early 20’s when they formed a band. In perfect laid back harmony for one night only, they performed their holiday favorites to an overly sold out show.
I sorta of knew what I was into, as I attend the trio’s last concert. But for my guest, a well know Broadway manager, it was a new experience and a treat. She is now as big of fan, as I am.
Reeve Carney, who has just renewed his residency at The Green Room 42 and whose solo concerts have been sold-ou over the last two years, is currently starring on Broadway in Hadestown. Like a generous big brother Reeve gave much of the headlining to Zane and Paris who shined like beacons of light. A lifelong musician, Reeve played piano, guitar as well as sang lead on “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time”, a romantic “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”,”Your a Mean One Mr Grinch” (saving that for Christmas Eve) and “So This is Christmas”.
Paris let us know she has the chops with “Santa Baby”, “A Christmas Song”, “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas Song” and a fabulous rendition of “Oh Holy Night,” which I am saving for Christmas Eve.
Zane Carney is a singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-nominated guitarist, who just performed his sold out show Evan + Zane with actor/singer Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”). He displayed his stratospheric guitar skills and voice on “Rudolph The Red Noes Reindeer”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, which I will debut Christmas Eve, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Silent Night”. he also gave us two original songs “Snow and Winter,” which will be here for Christmas.
What made this night so special, is they had not rehearsed many of the songs and yet they were flawless and raw. You saw the current of energy and musicianship flow from each sibling into the audience and back again. Their banter made you feel at home and a part of the communion of souls there for that night alone. It was a unique night of music and performance that could never be repeated.
Reeve will be back at The Green Room 42 in March and hopefully in April the siblings will return as well.