The Blue Monday series, in its 20th year and a recipient of
Several hundred people crowded the Hennepin Park Gazebo park last week to hear McWilson sing the blues. The crowd response was unlike any in recent memory, according to
For McWilson, mother of two and a longtime singer/songwriter in the region, the chance to sing to such an appreciative crowd was "a dream come true."
"I was overwhelmed when I pulled up at a quarter to six and I could not get a parking space," she said.
McWilson, who also sang some gospel tunes along with favorites from James and Franklin, the evening provided the opportunity to sing some of her favorite romantic torch songs to a special guy in the crowd. "I got the chance to sing 'At Last,' and serenaded my own husband," she said.
According to the event sponsors, people were on their feet and dancing to the music like never before. "There were 40 or 50 couples out there dancing," she added. "It was a dream come true."
"We all felt as if we were part of something very special in
McWilson's next local performance will be at the Blues Festival on
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