Logan Connor Meredith was born ten weeks early with EA “Esophogeal Atresia,” which has caused a series of complications ranging from life threatening to severe chronic lung disease. He and his parents have been in the CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) in NICU for 11 months and counting. The Love For Logan Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, October 27, at the Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Avenue, Rutherford, NJ with concert beginning at 5:30pm.

WHATLove For Logan Benefit Concert 
WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2013 Doors Open 4:30 pm Concert 5:30pm
WHERE: Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070
WHY: To raise funds for the medical needs of Baby Logan
FEATURING: Tony TrischkaToby WalkerLoretta HagenDogs Like UsKyle HancharickJohn Dull
EMCEE: “Joltin” Joe Pszonek host of Radio Nowhere WMSC Radio and Michelle Fortier
TICKETS: $25 per person, includes concert, appetizers, light fare and non-alcoholic beverages.
PURCHASE TICKETS :
Online www.lorettahagen.com/benefit 
Steve’s Sports Card, Coin & Stamp Shop 2 Franklin Place, Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-935-3737
AND at the door night of concert

A stellar cast of musicians including Grammy Nominee, multi IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) award winner Tony Trischka, finger style guitar virtuoso Toby WalkerJAM (Jersey Acoustic Music) award winner for “Top Female Songwriter of the Year” Loretta Hagen and more are coming together to help raise funds for the medical needs of Baby Logan. Logan was born ten weeks early with EA “Esophogeal Atresia,” which has caused a series of complications ranging from life threatening to severe chronic lung disease. The Love For Logan Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, October 27, at the Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Avenue, Rutherford, NJ with concert beginning at 5:30pm.

Love For Logan Benefit Concert Design by Amilyn Lanning (Listen Live! Music)

Love For Logan Benefit Concert
Design by Amilyn Lanning (Listen Live! Music)

From Dave Meredith ~ Baby Logan’s Father~  "Logan has two rare congenital disorders, the most critical of which is called an "Esophageal Atresia" or "EA". A series of surgeries and a need to constantly maintain and protect Logan's ability to breath has kept Logan and his parents Dave and Lisa Meredith of Woodridge, stranded in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) for the past 11 months and counting.

After five months, when Logan was large enough, surgeons pulled the esophagus together and attached the two ends. The connection was tight and never really healed like it should, causing a stricturing (closing) of the repair site. This causes several complications, which include a pooling of secretions that spill into his airway and lungs. He literally is drowning on his own saliva.

Since the surgery they have been performing weekly dilation procedures that stretch open the site with hopes that it will eventually remain open enough to allow swallowing and as normal a function as possible. This plan has, unfortunately, not been working out and the surgeons are now planning a change of course. One primary option is to redo the entire operation once he is bigger with more healthy esophageal tissue to work with. Most children with this condition are home within weeks. That's what Dave and Lisa expected when this started 11 months ago, but life had other plans. Now, livelihoods on hold, they are with Logan constantly in the NICU, as his daily struggle continues. And as much as he struggles, Logan still has no shortage of smiles!"

Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka

This special event will feature performances by the some of NJ’s best musicians who graciously stepped forward to help Logan.
Grammy nominee and multi IBMA award winner Tony Trischka, is perhaps one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world, and for more than 35 years has inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. The New York Times calls Tony Trischka “the Godfather of new acoustic music.
Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music finger-style guitar virtuoso while the London Sunday Times calls him “an acoustic gem.” 

Toby Walker

Toby Walker

 

Loretta Hagen

Loretta Hagen


Loretta Hagen JAM (Jersey Acoustic Music) award winner for Top Female Songwriter of the Year delivers rich alto vocals, award winning lyrics and tightly woven harmonies. Her current album “Mud and Stone” remained #1 for NJ on the Roots Music Report. WFUV’s John Platt says “Loretta Hagen writes songs that sound like they can come from the Heartland, but they also really come from the heart.” Loretta is Logan’s Aunt and one of the organizers of the concert, saying It is so amazing and beautiful how people reach out to help in any way they can when there is a need. I’m so grateful for the generosity of friends and family, even those who don’t know Logan but have heard of his struggles who want to help. When asked to perform at the show, these wonderful artists responded with “absolutely, just tell us when and where!

Performances will also include Dogs Like Us an “almost” acoustic string band with Joe Rosolyn, lifelong friend of Logan’s parents, Woodridge natives Dave and Lisa Meredith. Kyle Hancharick a young, up and coming gifted singer-songwriter from West Milford and John Dull who has been a contributing member to the folk music community for 30+ years will also appear. Dull, well known in the Rutherford community, has worked and performed with many of the prime mentors of the folk genre, including Pete Seeger.

Dogs Like Us

Dogs Like Us

Kyle Hancharick

Kyle Hancharick

John Dull

John Dull

 

The night is sponsored by businesses from all over the country including RE/MAX White House, Boiling Springs BankListen Live! MusicBearfort Recording and Soundc3 PremediaTrespass Music and emceed by “Joltin” Joe Pszonek host of Radio Nowhere at WMSC in Montclair and Michelle Fortier. Doors will open at 4:30pm, and concert will begin at 5:30pm.

Tickets, which includes the concert, appetizers, light fare and non alcoholic beverages are $25 per person and can be purchased at Steve’s Sports Card Coin & Stamp Shop, 2 Franklin Place, Rutherford, or online at www.lorettahagen.com/benefit and at the door at Rutherford Congregational Church the evening of the concert.

For donation and sponsor information please visit www.lorettahagen.com/benefit or contact michelle@trespassmusic.org


WEBSITES
Love For Logan www.lorettahagen.com/benefit 

https://www.facebook.com/loveforloganbenefitconcert

Tony Trischka http://www.tonytrischka.com/
Toby Walker http://www.littletobywalker.com/
Loretta Hagen www.lorettahagen.com/benefit
Dogs Like Us https://www.facebook.com/DOGSLIKEUS.music
Kyle Hancharick http://www.kylehancharick.com/
John Dull http://www.dullmusic.com/home.html

EMCEE: “Joltin” Joe Pszonek host of Radio Nowhere WMSC Radio and Michelle Fortier
TICKET PRINTING donated by Boiling Springs Bank (facilitated by John Dull)
LARGE FORMAT POSTER PRINTING donated by c3 Premedia Solutions
POSTER DESIGN, PROMOTION AND VIDEOGRAPHY donated by Amilyn Lanning
MEDIA MARKETING by Michelle Fortier of Trespass Music
SOUND REINFORCEMENT donated by Val Minett of Listen Live Music, Inc., and Gary Hagen of Bearfort Recording and Sound.
LIGHTING provided by Rutherford Congregational Church ~ Fred Dammers
WALK-UP TICKET SALES Steve’s Sports Card Coin & Stamp Shop ~ Steve Bistany
HALL RENTAL RE/MAX White House

Produced by Listen Live Music, Inc. a 501c3 Community Music Organization.

 

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Created by No Depression Feb 17, 2009 at 9:06pm. Last updated by No Depression Sep 24, 2012.