Monday, January 25, 2010

Folk/Americana concert for Haiti Sunday in Culver City

WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2010, from 2 to 8 pm

WHAT: “CONCERT FOR HAITI” is an enormous multi-artist benefit with GRAMMY and top music award winners who tour nationally and internationally, and some of L.A.’s finest folk-Americana musicians. Co-sponsored by the Acoustic Americana Music Guide and Culver-Palms United Methodist Church in a “listening room” environment with a superior sound system.

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.WHO: With a theme of, “Be There. Be Hope,” this will be among the best acoustic music 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)
Blues legend Bernie Pearl, 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)
James Lee Stanley (one of his CDs was named among the top 200 albums of all time)
Severin Browne (award-winning artist has recorded for Motown; brother of Jackson Browne)
Michael Richards and Doctor Fun from L.A. blues band Wumbloozo
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.

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.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be available at the event. Artists will meet-and-greet patrons and autograph CDs (available at the event).

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The event needs volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. Those who would like to help can contact the producers at

MORE INFORMATION is available in the Acoustic Americana Music Guide at or from Culver-Palms United Methodist Church at 310-390-7717 or

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