Hi y'all, Soldier Stories is on the road - please come out to a show!
The music will be extraordinary and the cause really important. It's a benefit concert for veterans healthcare projects.
SOLDIER STORIES is a benefit concert for veterans projects, presenting an evening of Americana string band music reflecting soldier stories from before the American Revolution to the current day, with guest appearances by musician-veterans. In addition to the music, the evening will include personal stories and readings from historical letters. Each concert partners with veterans organizations to raise friends and funds for healthcare projects.
Nell Robinson, lead vocalist, produces the Soldier Stories shows. She comes from a long line of veterans going back to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War (in both cases, her ancestors fought on different sides), including family who are/were warriors, conscientious objectors or pacifists. Nell recently released her second Americana album, On the Brooklyn Road, to critical acclaim.
The band features: Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, known for his work as a music producer, songwriter and champion flat-picking guitar player, he also performs with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience; Keith Little on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, performs with the Peter Rowan Band, nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010; Joe Craven on fiddle, mandolin, and Joe-style percussion, is a well-known performer and educator, with a zany flair all his own; joined by a string bass players with impeccable bluegrass credentials, Chuck Ervin in California and Marshall Wilborn on the East Coast.
Together, the musicians have created a show that gives the community an opportunity to share an evening of engaging string band music, thank our veterans and reflect on our history with war and service. The Soldier Stories show will tour Northern California, the Southeast, and appear at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts later this Fall. See show schedule below and updates at nellrobinsonmusic.com.
“The Soldier Stories music has a rare authenticity. The songs and personal stories in the voices of the soldiers and their loved ones held the audience spellbound. The themes of willing sacrifice, love, and even humor are common threads through songs from 250 years ago to the present day. This is a real and thoughtful tribute to veterans.” Steve Baker, Executive Director, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8pm
Occidental Arts Center
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8pm
Benefit: Coming Home Project
Freight and Salvage
Please join us for special Veterans Days events at the Freight:
- All proceeds support the Coming Home Project
- Noon-9pm: Art Photography show, featuring Mark Pinto’s “Joes Come Home,” & work by Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Dave Kennerly.
- 3-4:30pm: Healing Art Workshops, all ages welcome
- 6pm: Art Photo Silent Auction
- 8pm: Benefit Concert followed by Public Reception
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8pm
Shasta College Vet Assist.
Oaksong Music Society
Shasta College Theatre
Watch the video!
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:30pm
Music Near the Hearth
For more info, please go to: nellrobinsonmusic.com/soldiers