The audience gets it all with Buskin and Batteau

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:39

Duo performing at the Mission with Loretta Hagen West Milford — After a 13-year hiatus to be dads and take a nap, Buskin and Batteau are back on the road again. Singer-songwriter-soloists David Buskin and Robin Batteau have just put the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new CD “Red Shoes and Golden Hearts,” which was released by Nouveau Retro Media on May 1. In their new album and in their performances, they continue to offer their audiences in the words of The Washington Post ”an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit.” David Buskin and Robin Batteau evoke a wide range of emotions in their audiences, ranging from light-hearted amusement at ESPN or the pun-filled “Death in Venice” to a gentle sense of loss expressed by their beautiful ballad for the late Kate Wolf, “Never Cry Wolf.” As professional jingle writers, Buskin and Batteau’s voices and tunes have been heard in almost every American household. They’ve had us listening “to the heartbeat of America,” living “in a Burger King town,” and climbing “all aboard Amtrak.” The popular duo also brings their unique style and sound to the stage and the audience has come to expect the unexpected whenever they perform. “Second Homeless,” a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of the plight of stockbrokers no longer able to afford a second home, originally written in 1987, has a particular potency today. Buskin and Batteau combine talent, humor and showmanship with the element of surprise to produce a crowd-pleasing performance. Opening the show is West Milford’s own, Loretta Hagen. To learn more about Buskin and Batteau, go to Music at the Mission is located at 1452 Union Valley Road, at the West Milford Presbyterian Church. For tickets and information visit or call 800-613-1455. If you go Buskin and Batteau Special guest Loretta Hagen Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Music at the Mission 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford 800-613-1455