"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College presents a Healing Blues Project benefit concert featuring Adrian Duke, with special guests Lawyers, Guns & Money, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The concert will be in Mane Stage at the college's Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center, 1015 W. Market St. (corner of Tate Street). Admission is $10, with 50% of the door going to the Interactive Resource Center, a day center in downtown Greensboro for people experiencing homelessness.
Duke is a singer/songwriter/pianist in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair and Dr. John. His music combines elements of New Orleans blues, classic soul, and Americana.
Lawyers, Guns & Money is a Greensboro-based blues band that has been active in the Healing Blues Project since its inception. The band contributed to the project's first CD, "The Healing Blues Project, Vol. 1," and is working on the second CD, currently in production and scheduled for release in early June.
The Healing Blues Project, begun by Greensboro College professors and local musicians, pairs local people experiencing homelessness or related issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder - "storytellers" -- with local musicians to turn the storytellers' life stories into blues songs.
The songs are recorded, with storytellers receiving songwriting credit and royalties; sales of the CDs benefit the Interactive Resource Center. To date, the project has given the center more than $10,000 from CD sales and concerts.
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