Sanctuary impresario goes out on high note, with offbeat sendoff

Scott Sheldon, the man behind the Sanctuary concert series for 14 years, presented his last show on Saturday and got an upbeat–and offbeat–sendoff.

Modern Man made sure of that. This madcap trio–described as “Crosby-Stills-and-Nash meets the Marx Brothers”–launched the series back in the early reign of Bush the Younger.

Somehow the series survived, and Scott willingly invited back David Buskin, Rob Carlson, George Wurzbach and guest percussionist Marshall Rosenberg (the fourth member of the trio) for his swan song.

A gaggle of swan songs, actually, about such timeless topics as severe gastric distress, puppy chow for humans, and assisted living.

Video: Modern Man: A really Mighty Wind blows through Sanctuary in Chatham

Mike Del Vecchio, left, takes over from longtime Sanctuary presenter Scott Sheldon, right, with help from volunteer Dave Roth, center. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Mike Del Vecchio, left, takes over from longtime Sanctuary presenter Scott Sheldon, right, with help from volunteer Dave Roth, center. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Throw in gobs of ice cream, end-of-the-season bargain CDs, some bonus tunes by Scott and a few humorous reflections, and you have yourself one memorable evening.

Mike Del Vecchio, everyone’s favorite sound man, will continue the Sanctuary tradition in the fall, presenting Arlo Guthrie, Janis Ian and Dar Williams, among other popular acts.

Scott, a lawyer who looks forward to spending more Saturday nights with his wife Barbara, will stick to administrative chores.

The crowd inside the Presbyterian Church in Chatham sent Scott home with a loud ovation.

“We did have some fun these 14 years, didn’t we?” he mused.

Indeed we did.

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: The world's first four-man trio, Modern Man, returns to the Sanctuary. From left: George Wurzbach, Davis Buskin, Rob Carlson and Marshall Rosenberg. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: The world’s first four-man trio, Modern Man, returns to the Sanctuary that it launched. From left: George Wurzbach, Davis Buskin, Rob Carlson and Marshall Rosenberg. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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