Bernie Taupin‘s Web site contains a link to a New York Times article, published on July 15th.
It’s a review of A Night at The Troubadour: Presenting Elton John and David Ackles.
The singer is Stacy Sullivan, who knew the latter and had worked with him. (He died in 1999.)
The show looks back at Elton’s sensational American debut on a double bill with David in 1970, at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Bernie Taupin, Elton’s longtime lyricist, was a passionate admirer of Mr. Ackles’s and went on to produce his American Gothic.
Ms. Sullivan has previously done tributes to Peggy Lee and Marian McPartland. A Night at the Troubadour features arrangements by her pianist, Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and is directed by Mark Nadler. It interweaves more than a dozen Ackles songs with several of John’s hits (such as Rocket Man, Levon, and Your Song), into a dual portrait in which their opposite sensibilities (Elton’s showmanship, and David’s more introspective approach) eventually merge.
Stacy’s next performance will be held on October 8 at New York City’s Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd Street.