Go back in time to when celebrating January 1st was a citywide multi-venue event.

Todd Eckart is known for performing traditional music, being a crooner, taking on the sounds of earlier times. He has rocked Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, and Nat King Cole, just to name a few.

If you want authenticity, you've come to the right place, Todd Eckart. He knows the history of the performers and studies their style, and yet, makes them his own.

Todd came in to entertain me and even pulled me into the performance. Todd will be part of a multi-performance night celebrating the new year in the Twin Ports with New Year's By The Lake. Back in the day, they would televise the festivities from the DECC and people would go or watch as the whos who would rub elbows with the who's not, and the who's becoming.

Maxi Childs, Todd Eckart, Whiskey Trail are part of this partnership between Lundeen Productions, Twin Ports Entertainment, and the Black Woods Group. This celebration will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Bluebird Foundation, that provides scholarships to area high school and college students in music, dance, theater and the arts.

Of course, I don't let musicians come and talk, without performing. Here's Todd talking and singing from this morning.