The CONCERT FOR HAITI mega-star benefit, sponsored by the Acoustic Americana Music Guide, is THIS SUNDAY!
“CONCERT FOR HAITI” Sun, Jan 31, 2 to 8 pm, is an enormous multi-artist benefit with GRAMMY & top music award winners who tour nationally and internationally, and some of L.A.’s finest folk-Americana musicians. All the info AND THE SCHEDULE are right here!
THE EVENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS IN ARTIST HOSPITALITY! Contact Larry Wines at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. Reverend Rich Bolin has generously donated the use of his beautiful church as the venue.
Co-sponsored by the Acoustic Americana Music Guide and Culver-Palms United Methodist Church in a “listening room” environment with a superior sound system. Rev. Rich Bolin has generously donated the use of his beautiful church as the venue.
With a theme of, “Be There. Be Hope,” this will be among the best acoustic concerts of 2010, anywhere. The following recording artists will perform:
LAURENCE JUBER (Grammy winning guitarist from Paul McCartney’s Wings).
AMILIA K. SPICER (keyboard-playing vocalist who plays major festivals).
BRAD COLERICK (his music is everywhere on TV and was recorded by Johnny Cash).
ROBBY LONGLEY (fingerstyle guitar wizard, he’s won all eight top competitions he’s entered).
FREEBO (Bonnie Raitt Band; multi-instrumentalist; he’s backed Ringo Starr, Aaron Neville, CSN).
SUSIE GLAZE & HILONESOME (bluegrass band that won an international award).
BERNIE PEARL, blues legend, performing with Mike Barry.
MATT CARTSONIS (famous film composer, band membership includes Austin Lounge Lizards).
RENAISSANCE (top award-winning doo-wop / old school vocal group).
STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN (top fiddle-playing vocalist on folk music charts).
JOHN BATDORF (exciting solo artist from ’70s Top 40 folk-rock duo Batdorf & Rodney).
SEVERIN BROWNE (award-winning artist has recorded for Motown).
WUMBLOOZO – L.A. blues band’s Michael Richards & Doctor Fun.
TRACY NEWMAN (Emmy winner, writer for Cheers, Drew Carey, Ellen – and songwriter musician).
BONNE MUSIQUE ZYDECO (Cajun festival favorites).
SAGE (Culver City-based recording duo of Dan Brown and Kathy Jarel-Girgis).
TIM TEDROW & TERRY VREELAND (Trough Records “new folk” duo).
ROBERT MORGAN FISHER (multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter).
DALE LaDUKE (L.A. Music Award nominee; his past includes Five Wheel Drive, Kaedmon).
AND MORE – some of the finest L.A.-based recording artist/singer-songwriters:
DAFNI, DUANE THORIN, LISA TURNER, KARA GRAINGER.
THE HOUSE BAND is an ensemble of all-stars, with LAURENCE JUBER on guitar, FREEBO on bass, TOM CORBETT on mandolin, MARK INDICTOR on fiddle, and MARTIN “SONNY B” BENNETT on drums. And we expect KARA GRAINGER on accordion!
2 pm BERNIE PEARL & MIKE BARRY
2:15 pm DALE LaDUKE
2:30 pm JOHN BATDORF
2:45 pm SEVERIN BROWNE
3 pm BONNE MUSIQUE ZYDECO
3:15 pm WUMBLOOZO duo of Doctor Fun (Herbie Katz) & Michael Richards
3:30 pm DAFNI
3:45 pm DUANE THORIN
4 pm RENAISSANCE
4:15 pm ROBERT MORGAN FISHER
4:30 pm STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN
4:45 pm TIM TEDROW & TERRY VREELAND
5 pm SAGE
5:15 pm MATT CARTSONIS
5:30 pm SUSIE GLAZE & HILONESOME
5:45 pm AMILIA K. SPICER
6 pm ROBBY LONGLEY
6:15 pm LISA TURNER
6:30 pm BRAD COLERICK
6:45 pm TRACY NEWMAN
7 pm KARA GRAINGER
7:15 pm FREEBO
7:30 pm LAURENCE JUBER solo
7:45 pm HOUSE BAND JAM w/ LAURENCE JUBER (guitar), FREEBO (bass), TOM CORBETT (mandolin), MARK INDICTOR (fiddle), MARTIN “SONNY B” BENNETT (drums) – joined by others from the day’s lineup, to close the show!
FOOD AND BEVERAGES available at the event. Artists will meet-and-greet patrons and autograph CDs available at the event.
ADMISSION: In lieu of tickets, tax-deductible donation checks will be accepted to any of a number of disaster relief organizations working on the ground in Haiti. The audience may come and go, as with the annual Holiday Program at the Music Center.
BENEFITING RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS operates one of the only free trauma centers in Port-au-Prince as well as an emergency hospital in the capital for pregnant women, new mothers and newborns. All three of its primary medical centers have collapsed, but DWB has already set up temporary shelters and is offering emergency care on the ground.
PARTNERS IN HEALTH– PIH (@pih_org) is already on the ground in Haiti and mobilizing relief efforts.
CARE has deployed emergency team members to Port-au-Prince to assist in recovery efforts. They’re focusing their efforts on rescuing children who may still be trapped in schools that collapsed.
OXFAM has four offices in Haiti and over 200 highly experienced aid workers on the ground. They are already responding to the situation where assistance is most needed.
AMERICARES has already committed $5 million in medical and humanitarian aid, is sending emergency response experts to Haiti, and is currently preparing an emergency airlift to their partners in Haiti.
ACTION AID’S STRATEGIC CRISIS FUND coordinates immediate disbursement of funds for rapid humanitarian response, and is providing medicines, food and shelter to people in need.
MADRE has activated an emergency response through its partner organization, ZANMI LASANTE CLINIC. The most urgent needs right now are bandages, broad-spectrum antibiotics and other medical supplies, as well as water tablets to prevent cholera outbreaks.The doctors, nurses and community health workers there are working to get medical assistance and supplies to areas that have been hardest hit.
(added by request of our co-sponsor, the venue)
UMCOR – THE UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF is one of the most effective and longstanding NGO’s working in disaster response. UMCOR guarantees that 100% of gifts designated for Haiti go directly to relief and development efforts. United Methodists have had a long-standing relationship with Haiti through the Methodist Church of Haiti. UMCOR is well known for being present for the long term, recognizing that effective response to this disaster will last for months and years.
“Our goal,” says event producer Larry Wines, “is to raise as much as we can for the people of Haiti and for the relief workers who are doing so much there, often working with so little in a place with such overwhelmingly great need.”
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The event needs volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. To help, contact us at email@example.com
DOWNLOAD THE EVENT’S VERY SPIFFY FLYER AT
(The complete current edition of the Guide, with all the events in the L.A. area, radio & web radio shows, “Best-Out-of-Town” events, news features, and festivals everywhere, is at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/01/acoustic-americana-music-guide-haiti_26.html )