Piece Comment

Review of Roadway Renaissance Man

I've always loved this piece, since the first time I heard it! It starts right off and immediately captures my attention with the Andy Rooney story. Tom, the tollbooth collector is really insightful, and he has so many interesting things to say! I think a large part of the draw of this piece for me is that it takes a seemingly simple and uninteresting topic-- tollbooth collecting-- and looks into it really deeply. The music really moves the piece along in a very flowing, lyrical way. I highly recommend this!