LAGUNA BEACH — When Mike McCaffrey tells the audience he's got the world on a string, he's got you under his skin and that you're unforgettable — and pretty incredible, too — he can't go wrong.
That's because he's a pianist, singer and performer for the "people will want to hear the 'good ol' songs.'"
You probably know those. They're the ones "not like they write today." And they were done by guys like Frank Sinatra.
Or Nat "King" Cole. George Gershwin. Cole Porter. Irving Berlin.
Those are the American music legends that McCaffrey, 77, and the two others of the Mike McCaffrey Trio — Gil Orr on guitar and Paul Fornay on stand-up bass — perform for golden-age music lovers locally and nationwide. The trio will be performing in Corona del Mar at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the OASIS Senior Center. Tickets are $3.
So when you hear them, "Try to remember where you were when this song came out," McCaffrey advises, "and who you were with and what was going on in your part of the world at that time."