The world is at war...Jitterbug, Rosie the Riveter, the Andrews Sisters, Dance Marathons, Ration Coupons, Betty Grable, Frank Swoonatra"...the list goes on and on. These images instantly take you back to a more innocent time,when Big Band music ruled the airwaves...and our hearts.
ForSentimentalReasonswas created as a result of our affinity for the music and the nostalgia of the 1940s. So let us take you back--or introduce you--to these songs filled with bittersweet and melancholy lyrics and swing tunes that set your toes tapping and your spirits soaring.
Ok, disclaimer here — Bob De Vivo, the founder and lead singer of For Sentimental Reasons is a friend (we did musical theater at MIT together several lifetimes ago). But I just looooove this group and their music. They post their performance schedule on their web site and are also available for private gigs.
New York Times-bestselling and Barry Award-winning Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series from Bantam/Random House. Her books have been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, Sue Federer, and Bruce Alexander Awards.