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Thread #109269   Message #2282397
Posted By: open mike
07-Mar-08 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Benefit for UTAH PHILLIPS-March 10, Santa Cruz
Subject: Benefit for UTAH PHILLIPS
AS I POSTED IN THE "WATCH" THREAD--there is a benefit for Utah featureing Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and others Monday March 10 near Santa Cruz, CA (in Felton)
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 or 831/603-2294. Contact John Sandidge at 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.

###I also cross-posted the watch fund to the organizers hoping that
some folks at that event might want to donate to that account.

this message comes from Kieth, one of the performers in the line-up:
Hi friends

I wanted to let you all know about a few upcoming performances out here on the West Coast. In particular I wanted to let folks in Northerns Cal know about a show we've put together to help raise some money for Utah Phillips and his wife Joanna. Utah is dealing with the challenges & complications of an ailing heart and has just returned home from a month long stay in a San Francisco hospital. The show will be at Don Quxoites in Felton on Monday March 10th and 100% of the proceeds will go to Utah.

Joining me that night to perform will be Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd and a host of special guest, musicians and friends a like.

March 10th -Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Tickets & reservations at Don Quixote's call (831) 603-2294

6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, CA 95018

For info on Utah check out

Please spread the word and come out and join us in song, celebration and support for one of the true treasures of our art form and one of the finest teachers of community and humanity to ever strum a beat up old six string.

Peace and keep up the good fight