Every Friday at 5pm, Bob Bruneau and Joan Houston work their musical charm at Incanto’s lounge, with ‘The Joannie Show.’ Incanto is located by the River Cuale, with outside patios on two levels, several stages and a wonderful bar/lounge. I had been meaning to stop by to hear Bob and Joan’s show all season and finally had a chance last Friday.
Bob Bruneau is a man of many artist talents, the most obvious being his incredible skill at the piano. Last week , renowned musician, Renee Armand, pointed to Bob at one of her shows and complimented him as her ‘very favorite pianist’ in all of Vallarta and a wonderful person as well. Bob’s smooth, flawless command of those piano keys immediately drew me in as a sipped my drink and listened to he and Joan perform.
Joan Houston, family member of the Houston musical dynasty, is a natural performer. She knows all the old favorites that people want to hear. Joan loves her audience and gets up close and personal with them. Her good natured teasing and flirting, were well received by the table of regulars that had been there many times before.
We enjoyed hearing songs like, “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Hard Hearted Hanna,” and “At Last,” just to name a few. On “When You’re Good to Mama,” she delighted the table of guys with the lyrics, “When you’re good to Joannie, Joannie’s good to you!”
With Bob’s smooth playing and Joan’s fun approach to music, we had a great time. Joan is quick with the one liner’s too, like, “If I start to do my two step, I’m going home with Ben and Jack tonight, that is Bengay and Jack Daniels!” These two tell fun stories and banter back and forth, like two old friends. They add new music each week and there’s always lots of laughs!
‘The Joannie Show’ is just the right late afternoon entertainment to enjoy with your friends. There’s no cover charge and ‘happy hour’ pricing, which makes it an affordable outing for you and your pals. Bob and Joan would love to entertain you at their Friday shows. For more information on this show and others , go to www.incantovallarta.com. Incanto will be open all summer with a great menu and wonderful entertainment.