Natalie Cole entertained a full house at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino Oct. 19 with a blend of tunes from her own hit collection, some of her father's signature songs and other favorites.
Although she appeared to be battling a cold or allergies, the songstress offered an engaging show and exhibited a spirited, personable side as she talked and joked a bit with fans.
Cole, daughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole, proves in concert time and time again that she's not just riding on her father's musical name. She's an admired performer in her own right and easily draws fans in with her shows which feature a mix of poignant, soulful, and catchy numbers.
"There's so much music, so little time," Cole told her audience. Among songs on her playlist were her romantic hit "Inseparable," the playful "This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)," "I Miss You Like Crazy," a jazzy rendition of her father's arrangement of "Route 66," the energetic "I'm Catchin' Hell," and a touching performance of "Unforgettable," which she performed as a duet with her father while a video of Nat played.
Cole also performed an attractive tribute medley which she recently put together showcasing songs made famous by some of her favorite musical friends who've passed away. In the mix were Luther Vandross' version of "A House Is Not A Home;" "She Works Hard for the Money," by Donna Summer; "At Last," by Etta James; "Human Nature," by Michael Jackson; and "I Have Nothing," by Whitney Houston.
After Cole exited the stage, fans were led to believe she'd come back for an encore since her piano player and other band members remained on stage for awhile. But audience members were disappointed when the songstress didn't return to the stage.