Saturday, November 22, 2014
Park Ridge, NJ
Why Hunger Hungerthon Benefit with Jen Chapin, Joe D'Urso, KJ Denhert & Anthony D'Amato
25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 usa
The Acoustic Café Music series will host a Why Hunger benefit concert featuring acclaimed performers Jen Chapin, Joe D’Urso, KJ Denhert and Anthony D’Amato. Special guests Arlon Bennett, Honor Finnegan, Tim O’Donohue & Kevin Cronin will perform an opening set In The Round.
Jen Chapin and Joe D’Urso have been heavily involved with Why Hunger, the organization founded in 1975 (as World Hunger Year) by the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, Tom Chapin’s older brother and Jen’s father. Why Hunger enlists performing artists to raise funds and awareness for the most innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and poverty on the frontlines in cities, towns and villages all across the world. Through music we can all make a difference in the world!
Jen Chapin performs urban folk and soul. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful … worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe)
Joe D’Urso’s music runs the gamut from singer/songwriter to rock n roll with his band Stone Caravan. It’s “ passionate, vibrant and filled with great stories.” says Bill Ayres, executive director of WHY Hunger.
KJ Denhert’s special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations and in ’09, she was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists.
Anthony D’Amato’s music is a literate brand of heavy-hearted folk shot through with electric streaks of rock and roll. NPR calls his new CD, The Shipwreck from the Shore, “Warm and magnetic...a modern folk gem"
Tickets: $20 advance online & $25 at the door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718 Refreshments, wheelchair accessible, parking.
Proceeds will benefit Why Hunger and the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund. www.cafeacoustic.org