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Banding Together 2015

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing as part of Banding Together, a webathon to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America. October 16-19th.

This year marks my fourth year of playing this webathon as a solo acoustic artist.

Lazlo is the man behind this benefit. He is someone who works tirelessly in service of independent artists. His internet radio station Blowupradio is one of the longest-running stations on the web. Long before you could stream Pandora on your iPhone, long before iPhones even existed, you could stream his radio station over the Internet.

This benefit is a personal one for him, as his wife suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. In his spirit of giving, Lazlo will be giving a ton of his time and all donations to the Spondylitis Association of America.

How do you donate?
Throughout the webathon there will be a link on blowupradio.com to donate to the SAA.

What do you get for donating?
Besides the release of positive endorphins from donating to a worthy cause? Everyone who donates will receive a compilation album to download. It includes special tracks from artists performing during the webathon. I’m adding a live performance of my song “A New Start” to this compilation. It will not be available anywhere else. The recording was captured this past year at Espresso Joe’s coffee house during one of Lazlo’s Guitar Pull events.

How do you learn more?
The official press release and schedule of performances is here: http://blowupradio.tripod.com/newsletters/2015/spondypr.html

What else do you need to know?
More posts about this will be forthcoming. In the meantime, feel free to stream and download my performances from the three previous years.

Next Solo Performance: Webathon

Banding Together: A Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America

October 19th-21st

I’ll be playing a live solo set for a benefit show in October. Over 60 bands are signed up to perform live for a webathon to raise money for The Spondylitis Association of America.

This is the first time I’ve performed solo in quite some time. Just me and a guitar. I hope that you’ll consider listening to the webathon and donating to the Spondylitis Association of America.

Here is the Official Press Release for the online event: 

Banding Together Internet Benefit Concert For Spondylitis Association Of America To Air On BlowUpRadio.com October 19th – 21st

For the sixth consecutive year, BlowUpRadio.com is bringing together some of the best indie musicians for Banding Together: A Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America.

The webathon will air on internet radio station BlowupRadio.com the weekend of October 19th through 21st, and feature live performances from over 60 bands. Artists include some of the best up-and-coming artists as well as nationally known artists.

“The webathon will be the internet radio equivalent of the Jerry Lewis telethon, only with better music,” says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together.

During the course of Banding Together, listeners will be encouraged to donate money via a secure on-line section of the Spondylitis Association Of America’s website. Everybody donating during the webathon will receive a free digital download of a webathon exclusive collection of songs from some of the bands performing. A complete track listing will be available soon on http://www.BlowupRadio.com

Artists scheduled to perform during Banding Together include:
Accidental Seabirds, American Pinup, Anthony Walker, Arlan Feiles, Beannacht, Ben Godwin, Blank Pages, Brixton Riot, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Crewman Number Six, Diego Allessandro, Erase:Rewind, Fairmont, Foggy Otis, 4 Million Silhouettes, Happy Joe, Harper’s Fellow, Harvey Brice, James Dalton, Jason Didner & The Drive, Jason Kundrath, Jason The First, Jim Testa, Joe Ferreri, John Rango Band, Jon Caspi, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Bicknell, Joshua Van Ness, Lightning Jar, Lisa Bianco, Little Dipper, Lost In Society, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Melissa Anthony, Michael Brett, Michael Scotto, Mick Chorba, Mike Ferraro, Mountain Station, Mr. Hunter, O’Neill & Martin, Pete Jager, Randy Morning Band, Richard Barone, Scruff Cardinale, Slight Imperfection, Taggart, The Accelerators, The Anderson Council, The Aster Pheonyx, The Break Evens, The Cucumbers, The Mean Season, The Monacchios, The Mother Hips, The Porchistas, The Trews, The Ugly Club, The Winter Sounds, Thomas Wesley Stern, Tommy Strazza, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, Whiskey Flask Revenge, Woe, Zak Smith, Zigman Bird…with more to be announced shortly, as well as re-airing some popular performances from previous years.

(artists performing are subject to change)

The Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) is a non-profit organization that was the first and remains the largest resource for people affected by spondylitis. Through their efforts, they help advance education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related diseases. More than 85,000 people per month visit SAA’s interactive website to access over 1,700 pages of up-to-date content for information and support. For more than 25 years’ SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.

“This is a very personal benefit for me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS).”, says Lazlo, “I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes. This benefit is the least I can do to help my wife, and over a million others who suffer from AS.”

The benefit runs from 12noon Friday October 19th until Sunday night October 21st. It will be broadcast on http://www.BlowupRadio.com

The complete schedule will be announced in early October.

For more information go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com