Crooning the American Songbook

When Michael Feinstein moved to California at the age of 20, he went to a psychic to receive some life’s direction. A waiter at a piano bar where he was playing had made the suggestion. “I’d never been to a psychic,” he says, “And I figured $25 – what the heck?” The psychic told him that, in the future, he’d be singing music and be known as much for the way he “set up” songs as for how he sang them. And that’s exactly what Feinstein is doing today. Feinstein’s breakthrough performance came in spring 1985 when, by default, he […]