Yes, the Woody Guthrie Tribute concert at the Hurdy Gurdy WILL take place on Saturday night November 3.
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and did not suffer too much damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Fair Lawn Community Center did NOT suffer damage, they have power (and heat!) and our concert and photo exhibit will take place on Saturday night. Our region took a big hit, but power is coming back and the recovery efforts thoughout the area show improved conditions. The roads leading to the FLCC are clear, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday night.
With the problems created by this hurricane, our reason for holding the concert have become even more important. This evening will be a benefit for the CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION in Englewood, New Jersey and we are holding a food drive as part of the evening. The CFA pantries have been hit by the power outage, and the need for non-perishable is critical. The storm is creating a stronger need for help, in addition to the upcoming holidays. Please help the CFA as they feed the needy and battle the hunger and homeless issue in Bergen County. We ask that all audience members bring a non-perishable food item to donate, in addition to your ticket purchase. All proceeds from this concert are going to the Center For Food Action. The artists have donated their time to help.
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! We will have some tickets remaining, and we URGE everyone to order tickets online at www.hurdygurdyfolk.org . It is too late for mail order for this concert. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door on the Saturday night beginning at 7pm. A note will be sent out should we sell out.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has suffered during from this hurricane, and we hope that you can join us so that we can make a difference on Saturday night and help the Center For Food Action at this critical time.
The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club
This one-time only performance will will feature Grammy award winning folksinger Tom Chapin narrating the story of Woody Guthrie, with a cast including acclaimed Irish-singer Cathie Ryan and blues artist Guy Davis, the son of actors Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee. They will share their interpretations of Woody Guthrie’s songs along with contemporary folk artists Hope Machine, John Flynn, Carolann Solebello, Rick Nestler, Rik Palieri, Mara Levine, C.Daniel Boling, the Twangtown Paramours and the Whistling Wolves.