Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life is a show in the true spirit of Fringe. The performance will put a smile on your face, leaving you glad and happy.
First of all, it’s a great title. The moment I sat down and saw Keith Alessi cradling his banjo, I was glad I’d come. He has a pleasant presence, and I immediately felt relaxed, at ease, and happy.
I have seen some great shows this year, but this one seemed to encompass the spirit of the fringe festival more than any of them. An honest and touching story; the performer shares his life and his music with us.
I don’t know what it was exactly, but he created an atmosphere that was so pleasing to be in; despite a lot of sadness in the show, I think I had a smile on my face the entire time, from the moment I sat down. It would be a shame to miss this little gem of a show.