Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dancin For Dano:

   This posting is an open invitation to anyone who reads it. Joe Mele & I have have partnered with Revolution Hall at Brown's Brewing Co, to plan a fundraising effort to help out a former charter member of the local music scene, Dan O' Brien. That's Dan on the left, playing with Peter Noone, formerly of the 60's pop/rock group Herman's Hermits.
   He left the area some years ago, making his move to warmer weather in Florida. Over the years, he continued his musical career down south, both performing, and as a studio technician. About 6 months ago, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Needless to say, for someone who play's at an extremely high level like Dan, Parkinson's isn't the news you would want to hear from your doctor. Another old friend, Jack Daley, who went on to play bass guitar with Lenny Kravitz, contacted me on Facebook, as did Jim Madden. They had an idea to raise some money for Dan. Joe Mele & I contacted Carrie Harkin at Brown's, and the deal was sealed.
   We've put together a fantastic musical show to get you there. The Daley Brothers, Jack, Frank, and Joe (of Super 400) are reuniting for this special night. Emerald City is also donating their time, as are some pretty special musicians from around the Northeast, as well as NYC, who are making the trek to Revolution Hall. We'll also be doing a 50/50 raffle, along with giving away some gift certificates. Brown's fine craft beers will also be available. And if you do drink, the Rensselaer County Safe Ride Program (Netters Fund) will be available to those who partake, and shouldn't be behind the wheel of a vehicle.
   Cost of this musical extravaganza is only $10 --but, you can donate more at the door if you would like. So if you're not busy, and want to hear some of the best rock n roll anywhere, join us at Revolution Hall Friday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the music beginning at 7 p.m. I hope to see you all there. Cmon out and Dance for Dano!

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