"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College's Healing Blues Project will present a concert/presentation series to aid the homeless and support fundraising efforts for recording and production of the CD, "The Healing Blues Vol. 2."
The series begins with "A Merry Meldavians Christmas," a musical written by Greensboro College music professor Dave Fox and featuring music by The Meldavians, The Apple Pie String Band, and the Apocalyptic Quartet, with special guest Neil Clegg.
Starring in the musical are William Perry Morgan-Hall, Jo Hall, and Victoria Clegg, all of Greensboro College. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Mack & Mack, 220 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.
Tickets are available at http://www.triadacousticstage.com/eventdetail.php?id=62.
The series will feature an event every two months thereafter. One of the events will be the premiere of the "Healing Blues" documentary. All of the other events will be concerts featuring guest artists as well as Healing Blues artists.
Fifty percent of proceeds from these events will go to the Interactive Resource Center, a day center in downtown Greensboro that assists people experiencing homelessness. The remainder will be used to help pay for recording and production of the CD "Healing Blues, Vol. 2."
As with the first Healing Blues CD, this one will pair local homeless people, called "storytellers," with area musicians to turn the storytellers' life stories into blues songs. Vol. 2 also will include some spoken-word compositions. Proceeds from sale of the CD benefit the Interactive Resource Center, and storytellers receive songwriting credit and a share of the royalties.
The first Healing Blues CD, released in October 2014, and benefit concerts associated with it raised more than $10,000 for the Interactive Resource Center.
The Healing Blues Project is supported by Greensboro College, the Interactive Resource Center, The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, and YES! Weekly. For more information, visit www.thehealingblues.org.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."
- A Press Release