Help for Katrina Victims and others!

Help for Katrina Victims and others!
The well-received music group, FiddleSticks is part of two excellent Hurricane Benefit Concerts coming up this weekend in Utah. If you are in the area, please come to one or both and help keep much needed funds flowing to the Red Cross for Gulf Coast refugee relief. What is even more amazing about this group is their offer for ALL profits from their CD sales to be given to the Red Cross, during the month of September.

Here are their two exciting events this weekend!

PROVO, Friday September 23, 6-10pm:
Charlotte England, the wife of the late BYU Professor Gene England, is sponsoring a musical open-house-Gulf-Coast-fundraiser at her home in Provo. The date is September 23 (this Friday night) from 6 to 10 p.m. Donations will be requested at the door. There will be all kinds of fun music, ranging from amazing pianist Reid Nibley to hip-hopper Alex Boye to the Celtic folkies FiddleSticks. And refreshments will be served! All performances and food will be donated, so that 100% of the proceeds from the concert will go directly to disaster relief. Charlotte is a charming, elegant lady, a generous supporter of the arts – meeting her is well worth the price of admission. Which, by the way, the price of admission will be up to you...please be generous!

Where is it happening? 1775 Andrus Lane, Provo -- which is just off upper University Parkway in Provo, across from the Marriott Center parking lot. You can Mapquest the address for directions.

SALT LAKE: Monday September 26, 7pm
For our readers living in the Salt Lake City area, FiddleSticks is also appearing at a benefit concert being hosted by "Heart and Soul," a remarkable non-profit organization that has brought live music and warm cheer to thousands of people in shut-in institutions like senior centers, prisons, and hospitals during the past 11 years. Hurricane fund-raising tickets are $10 per show, but more generous donations will obviously be welcome.

There will be four great performers at the show: the high energy Wildflowers, an all girl family bluegrass band; Inish, a fabulous Celtic duo; the vibrant, five piece Celtic band Stonecircle, and of course, the traditional and original Celtic fusion tunes of FiddleSticks.

Venue, sound, lights, and performances are all being donated so that all proceeds can go directly to the American Red Cross fund. All concerts will be at the First Unitarian Church, 569 South 1300 East, (Salt Lake City) beginning at 7 pm. Light snacks available for purchase. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call Heart and Soul at 801-467-5499.

CDBaby Red Cross CD Donations

And Fiddlesticks's generosity doesn’t stop there. Their project to donate all CD profits to the American Red Cross continues through the end of September. In cooperation with, their on-line distributor, Fiddlesticks is now donating all proceeds from their CD sales to the Red Cross for hurricane disaster relief. (They've had great success with this project so far: they have sold out of their inventory for several of their CDs and have had to restock!!)

Just go to their site at CDBaby, buy as usual, and the full amount of their profit will be transferred directly to the Red Cross!

Easy as that! You get their music, they’re blessed for serving, and the Red Cross gets a little more help for their efforts at restoring people's lives after this hurricane and other horrific disasters.

Thanks! If you've been waiting for an extra good reason to buy some FiddleSticks music, this is it! If you’re wanting to hear their music for a great night out and to serve others, check out the two benefit concerts. You’ll have made a difference in this world – and have heard some great music.

And coming soon is my interview with Fiddlesticks!


C.S. Bezas

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