The Foundry Coffee House to salute Van Morrison at show Feb. 3

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 01:08 - Written by DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com

The Foundry Coffee House will salute the music of Van Morrison at its next tribute show on Feb. 3.

The coffee shop, 202 S. Broadway Ave., holds tributes during which musicians and singers take the stage and perform music from a legendary singer. A recent tribute featured the music of the late great Ray Charles.

The tributes are organized by singer Matt Magill, who performs with his wife, Megan. He uses social media and his connections in the music community to invite musicians to take part.

The musicians then “reserve” a song for the tribute night. More than a dozen singers have signed up to perform, including Mike Harper, the duo Old Omen, Joe and Becky Canal and the band Mouse & the Traps.

Those who come for the music can expect to hear many of Morrison’s greatest hits, including “Brown Eye Girl,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Days Like This,” “Warm Love” and “Into the Mystic.”

Last year, the Irish rocker released “Keep Me Singing,” his 36th studio album. His recording and performing career dates back to the late 1960s. Some of his albums are among critics’ choices of the best of all times.

“These shows are so fun and the community digs them big time, let’s come together and show Van Morrison some love,” Magill said, announcing the Van Morrison tribute.

A special guest for the night will be Gary Freeman, a musician who has toured with Morrison, Magill said. Freeman will perform and share stories about Morrison.

The music will begin at 8 p.m. Admission will be $5.