Commentary by Amy Pauszek
Chris Isaak rolled in to Carmel to perform at the Palladium and had the audience at “hello” with his snappy royal blue rhinestone floral suit, tie and personalized guitar. He performed songs from his new album, “First Comes the Night,” and took time out of his busy schedule before the concert to meet students from the School of Rock. Fans sang along to his hits, laughed at his jokes and loved when he left the stage to venture out into the crowd to interact with the audience. It was a concert where everyone stood up and rocked out to his haunting voice and songs including crowd favorites “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Thing,” and “Somebody’s Crying.” Yep, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host Chris Isaak gave a non-stop concert that will definitely go down in the books as a Palladium favorite. I must admit I was in pure heaven during and after the concert and have a newfound love for men in glittered suits with fierce guitars. If you have not experienced the beauty and magic of the Palladium, I urge you to grab your friends and family and go … and do not miss The Songbook Academy Finals on July 23 where the 2016 Songbook Youth Ambassador will be announced. Where’s Amy can’t wait to see you there. For more, visit TheCenterPresnts.org.