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Thread #109059   Message #2279367
Posted By: open mike
04-Mar-08 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Watch for Utah
Subject: RE: Watch for Utah
there is a benefit for Utah featureing Laurie lewis, Tom Rozum and others MOnday March 10 near Santa Cruz, CA
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum perform at Benefit Concert honoring U. Utah Phillips, "the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest," at Don Quixote's Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton, Calif.    Co-presented with Snazzy Productions on Mon. March 10 at 7:30 p.m, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum with Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, Keith Greeninger and others will sing and tell tales for Utah, a true folk bard, who, over the years, has made so many others laugh and sing along. 100% of all ticket sales will go to Utah's defray medical expenses. Tickets are $25. For info go to www.donquixotesmusic.info or 831/603-2294. Contact John Sandidge at sleepy@cruzio.com for information on how to send in donations for U. Utah.

U. Utah Phillips, born May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio is a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and humorist. Utah, the self-proclaimed "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest" is a raconteur extraordinaire, a historian describing the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, a hobo, and a wonderful musician whose songs enliven his audiences.

"Please work some magic ... Utah has just gotten out of the hospital, and is dealing with congestive heart failure. Like most musicians, he needs financial help," says Laurie for her longtime friend and mentor.

Artists performing include:

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum (www.laurielewis.com) Since forming a musical partnership in 1986, when Tom first joined Laurie's acclaimed band, Grant Street, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum have recorded 12 albums and performed around the globe. These Grammy-nominated artists (for their 1995 album The Oak and the Laurel) are widely regarded as among the leading lights of modern bluegrass and are highly prized by their peers as sidemen and producers. Lewis & Rozum released their third duo album, Guest House (HighTone Records), a characteristically versatile and engaging offering of love songs, laments, social commentary, and freewheelin' fun in the spirit of old-time music.

Keith Greeninger & Friends (www.keithgreeninger.com) Keith Greeninger paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and warm heart wrenching vocals. He is a multi-award winning singer songwriter and this year's winner of the prestigious Telluride Troubadour National Song Writing Competition. A third generation Northern Californian, Keith grew up at the edge of the vanishing orchards of the Santa Clara Valley

Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd (www.alisafineman.com/alisakimball.htm) Long-time favorites in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas have also earned national acclaim, touring all over the country. Renown for her world-class alto voice with its dusky tones and depth of emotion, Alisa is perfectly complimented by multi-instrumentalist Kimball Hurd. Hurd, a Bammie Award (Bay Area Music Association) winner, adds dimension to their sound with his harmonies and an array of tasteful musical accents on guitar, mandolin, mandola, dobro, banjo and slide guitar.

Please come out for an evening of harmony in support of U. Utah Phillips.

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