BBR piano week goes to church with today’s entry, none other than the Nutman himself, Baltimore’s own Cyrus Chestnut. Since the late 1980s Cyrus has been spreading musical magic around the world from behind his pianos. His style seamlessly mixes blues, gospel, soul and be-bop and his recordings and performances radiate warmth, empathy and plain old love. Little known fact: he wants to play Yankee Stadium. Self-aggrandizing fact: his performance on our Gold Sounds album is our favorite example of his brilliance among many others. Congrats Cyrus, you’re the penultimate star of piano week.