November 20, 2019
John Douglas Hall at Gadsby's Tavern
John Douglas Hall, in his other role, has been appearing at Gadsby's Tavern for over 41 years. He plays and sings late 18th and early 19th songs, accompanied by a lute-guitar (called a German Laute). His entertainment is first an address to the room where he references the day and date of the evening (200 years to the day). That being only a few minutes, the rest of the night is much more subdued. He then visits from table-to-table, particularly sensitive to the circumstances of each set of diners, offering some conversation and even a song. The emphasis is on the enjoyment of the patrons - not a forum for the entertainer's talents. It is a unique addition to any occasion, from the intimate to the more animated of occasions at the tavern.
John Douglas Hall presents an 18th Century Gentleman at the Tavern 200 years ago to the day. Prepared to reflect on news and events of the day, he also sings and plays on a German Laute, and offers a commentary sure to stimulate and enhance an evening at dinner at this renowned eating establishment. Patrons included George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other important figures of the Founding of the Early Republic.