The Benefit was a huge success!!!
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October 27th, 2013


$25 per person

Featuring Musical Performances by:

Tony Trischka
Toby Walker
Loretta Hagen
Dogs Like Us
Kyle Handcharick
John Dull


Rutherford Congregational Church,
251 Union Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Produced by Listen Live Music, Inc.
a 501c3 Community Music Organization.

"Logan has two rare congenital disorders, the most critical of which is called an esophageal atresia or "EA". Basically, he was born with his esophagus separated in two parts. In addition, Logan came ten weeks early, which caused a series of complications ranging from life threatening infections to severe chronic lung disease.

A series of surgeries and a need to constantly maintain and protect Logan's ability to breathe has kept Logan and his parents, Dave and Lisa, stranded in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) for the past 11 months and counting.

After five months, when Logan was large enough, surgeons pulled together the esophagus and attached the two ends. The connection was tight, and never really healed like it should, causing a stricturing (closing) of the repair site. This causes several complications, which include a pooling of secretions that spill into his airway and lungs. He literally is drowning on his own saliva.

Since the surgery they have been performing weekly dilation procedures that stretch open the site with hopes that it will eventually remain open enough to allow swallowing and as normal a function as possible. This plan has, unfortunately, not been working out and the surgeons are now planning a change of course. One primary option is to redo the entire operation once he is bigger with more healthy esophageal tissue to work with.

Most children with this condition are home within weeks. That's what Dave and Lisa expected when this started, but life had other plans. Now, livelihoods on hold, they are with Logan constantly in the NICU, as his daily struggle continues. And as much as he struggles, he still has no shortage of smiles!"

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The benefit was a fabulous success!!! Thank you to all who came and participated and all the artists and sponsors!!!

Grammy Nominee and multi IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Asscociation) award winner Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He is not only considered among the very best pickers, he is also one of the instrument's top teachers, and has created numerous instructional books, teaching videos and online banjo academy.

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music ?ngerstyle guitar virtuoso who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times,London Sunday Times, BBC and XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.
Walker has recently released two instructional guitar DVD's for the world famous company Homespun Tapes, both of which have been getting rave reviews and his latest CD release 'Shake Shake Mama' has been hailed as a shining success in the genre of traditional blues recordings.

Loretta Hagen delivers rich alto vocals, polished award winning lyrics and tightly woven harmonies; the hallmark of her musical career. A 2013 JAM Awards "Top Female Songwriter of the Year", NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition Winner, and  CT Folk Festival Finalist, Loretta recently released her third CD, Mud and Stone which debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and receiving airplay throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Dogs Like Us presents an eclectic mixture of musical styles, including blues, swing, bluegrass, Appalachian folk and their own unique take on classic rock. A combination jug band and old-timey string band, they perform great renditions of both old and new songs, often covering some hits from the 60s. They are always a delight to watch as they switch instruments, featuring wash-board, dulcimer, mandolin, concertina, guitar and more.

Kyle Hancharick is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Warwick, NY. He has been playing music most of his life, with his first public performance at the age of 8 in front of about 100 people.
Kyle’s songwriting and performance style has been compared to that of David Wilcox, Bruce Springsteen, and James Taylor. In 2012 Kyle released his debut solo recording, titled “EP.”

John Dull has been a contributing member to the folk music community for 30+ years.He has worked with and performed with many of the prime mentors of that genre - most notably, Pete Seeger. His family production company includes songwriter/artist, Martin Dull, and Helen Dull, proprietor. They hail from Rutherford, NJ.


Tickets also available soon at 
Steve's Sports Card, Coin & Stamp Shop 2 Franklin Place, Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-935-3737 and at the door the night of the event, if available.

EMCEE: "Joltin" Joe Pszonek host of Radio Nowhere WMSC Radio and Michelle Fortier
Ticket printing donated by Boiling Springs Bank (facilitated by John Dull)
Large format and poster printing donated by c3 Premedia Solutions
Poster design,promotion and videography donated by Ami Lanning
Media Marketing by Michelle Fortier of Tresspass Music
Sound reinforcement donated by Val Minett of Listen Live Music, Inc., and Gary Hagen of Bearfort Recording and Sound.
Lighting provided by Rutherford Congregational Church ~ Fred Dammers

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Deadline for handbill is Thursday October 17th.
We are also looking for silent auction items!