Kalamazoo is a community that is responsive to the needs of others. In July of 2006 there was an arson fire at the Parchment United Methodist Church. Many in the community came to their aid immediately after the fire. There will be another way for the community to enjoy some great music and help with a fundraiser for the church on October 16, 2010 through a Bluegrass & Folk Music Benefit Concert on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 7:00 pm.
Join Joel Mabus, The Rarely Herd, & LeRoy Mack for an evening of great music & family fun. You’ll see three world class acts performing separately & in collaboration to create an evening of Bluegrass and folk music memories.
Location: Centerpoint Church
2345 N. 10th St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Tickets are $15 advance & $20 at the door (discounts for 10 or more), FREE to students, and are available @ Broughton Music Store, 4528 West KL Avenue, Kalamazoo andOnline @ brownpapertickets.com/event/130235 or call (269) 352-6683 or (269) 760-2527
As we mentioned above, proceeds will go to the Parchment United Methodist Church to help recover from a devastating arson fire in July of 2006.
Info about the performers:
Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Joel Mabus is a maverick in the music world. He defies all attempts to label him or his music. He picks up a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song — all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan exclaimed “It is music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”
An active touring and recording performer for the past 30 years, Joel has 19 albums to his credit; the latest are No Worries Now (2009) – all new original songs, Retold (2008) – new recordings of his early hits, and The Joel Mabus Omnibus (2008) – a reissue of two early albums. He has performed in concert with a long list of top musical stars such as John Prine, Joan Baez and Tom Paxton to name a few. He has been featured at many top folk clubs and festivals, such as the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Vancouver Folk Festival.
Visit Joel’s excellent website at www.joelmabus.com for much more information, including mp3’s and contact info.
The Rarely Herd hail from Southeastern Ohio, but are known around the globe as one of the premier Bluegrass groups of the past two decades. They have received over 120 International, National, and Regional awards and nominations. The Herd was named one of Europe’s ‘Top 3 Best New Bands’ and have been featured on CMT, TNN, and Japan’s network giant NHK-TV. In 2003, The Rarely Herd received the Grand Masters Gold Award at the National Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in honor of their 10 consecutive wins as “Entertaining Band of the Year”. That is a feat unequaled in the history of those awards. Other awards include a Gospel Music Association ‘Dove’ Award nomination and an IBMA ‘Gospel Recording of the Year’ nomination.
The Herd’s stellar musicianship and vocals are equaled only by their captivating stage performances. Uproarious comedy and top-notch music make a Rarely Herd performance a must-see event for the entire family!
For more go to: http://www.therarelyherd.com/documents/home.html
LeRoy Mack, a native of Southern California, is one of the premier Resonator Guitar players in the world (a.k.a. “Dobro”). He is an icon in the Bluegrass Music business, known worldwide for his songwriting and performing accomplishments. He still conducts Resonator Guitar workshops across the country.
LeRoy was a member of the infamous Kentucky Colonels, (with Clarence and Roland White). During that time the group made several records and worked on local and network TV shows including The Andy Griffith show. LeRoy has also performed with many famous artists including Jerry Garcia, The Dillards, and Flat and Scruggs.
Mr. Mack has recording credits with Andy Griffith, Vince Gill, John Denver, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, and The Laurel Canyon Ramblers. He has written several songs that are considered bluegrass standards. In 2005 LeRoy was the recipient of the prestigious L.A. Treasures award for outstanding contributions to the City of Los Angeles in the area of Bluegrass music.
For more go to: www.leroymack.com .
Proceeds will go to the Parchment United Methodist Church to help recover from a devastating arson fire in July of 2006.
For more information about this Concert or the Parchment United Methodist Church please contact: Ron Webster, Parchment UM Church, Webster Electric, Inc. Business: (269) 388-3110 Cell: (269) 760-2527 firstname.lastname@example.org
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