Many classically trained musicians dream of playing prestigious theaters before attentive audiences. Having accomplished this goal on a national scale, Kansas City singer-and-guitarist duo Nathan Granner and Beau Bledsoe
celebrated by lending sophistication to the rock-club scene: They played the Brick. "A dream came true," raved Granner, a member of the American Tenors, on his MySpace page. Granner and Bledsoe return to the curtained stage on Saturday night to perform a set that draws largely from 2005's Departure
. On this album, Granner delivers romantic lines with mellifluous resonance. Bledsoe picks his guitar gently during the ballads and lullabies, but he plays flamenco with passionate flair during the uptempo numbers and the enchanting instrumental "Mi Tierra." Granner promises that this will be the last opportunity to hear much of the duo's early material: "It should be an emotional time as we say goodbye to these songs, our friends that have helped provide us with sustained work and further opportunities, but the new must prevail."