Fundraising Concert: Covers for a Cause

My friends at Family Support Network are fortunate to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this summer's installment of a great charity concert series, Covers for a Cause.  The organizers will donate 100% of proceeds to FSN, an organization that supports families of children with special needs.

Scheduled for July 31, 2013, at Charlotte's legendary Double Door Inn, the concert features some great local musicians -- Jim Avett, Mike Strauss, Bill Noonan and the Barbed Wires, Truckstop Preachers, Jim Garrett, The Loose Lugnuts, and The Turnstiles -- all performing the music of the late George Jones.

Mike Strauss, Jim Garrett and other Covers for a Cause artists will be performing on Charlotte Today on Friday, July 26, to promote the show.

I was happy to volunteer to design a poster for the event -- a great fundraising opportunity for my client, and a great opportunity for the rest of us to hear some talented and generous local musicians. Everyone involved -- hosting venue, organizers, musicians, sound guys, marketers - are donating their time to this worthy cause.  Thanks, Daniel Coston, for donating use of your George Jones photo.




Plaza Family Band Releases New Album

I was proud to again assist the Plaza Family Band with the design of their newest CD, "Wee Jamboree".  This project, like last year's "Playground Hootenanny" release, is a fundraiser for Plaza Presbyterian Weekday School, the wonderful preschool attended by the children of these outstanding professional musicians.  Individually, they have impressive careers, and together as the Plaza Family Band, they have created another wonderful collection of well composed, well crafted and well performed traditional tunes.


For this second CD, I adapted the illustration created for "Playground Hootenanny" by artist (and parent) Raed Al-Rawi

The album was dedicated to my late sister, Cindy Sutton McInnes, a beloved teacher at the school who lost her young life to brain cancer this summer.  We were honored to have five of these generous and talented musicians perform breathtakingly beautiful music at her memorial service in August. [article about Cindy]