Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen
Rich Ferri and the Wealth on t...
Eric French and Mr. Hyde
Date and Time
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 6:00pm
CONCERT FOR MATT: AN ASTHMA AND ALLERGY AWARENESS EVENT
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2012
103 DIKE STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI 02909
$8 PRE-SALE / $10 DAY OF
Tickets on-sale at: http://www.fetemusic.com/event/concert-for-matt-an-asthma-and-allergy-awareness-event/
ALL proceeds to go to New England chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (www.aafa.org).
DYLAN SEVEY AND THE GENTLEMEN
RICH FERRI AND THE WEALTH ON THE WATER
Asthma has become an epidemic, with the number of cases in the United States tripling in the past 20 years. About 4,500 people die each year due to asthma or allergy-related causes in the United States alone. Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island have the highest rate of self-reported asthma, and all the New England states have higher than average rates. On September 29th, 2011, Matt Ryan passed away due to complications from an asthma attack that was triggered by a virus. Matt was only 16 years old. He always showed great compassion for others, and would be pleased to see that people are being helped in his memory.
Matt held a great love of music in his heart; “Concert for Matt: An Asthma and Allergy Awareness Event” will be held at the Fete Lounge at 103 Dike Street in Providence on Sunday, October 28th, 2012 in his honor, as well as to raise awareness of the dangers that asthma and allergies still threaten. The proceeds of the concert will go to the New England chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The AAFA is the local leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. The New England chapter pursues this mission through a wide range of education, public awareness and advocacy programs, and support for research. AAFA New England will use the funds raised at this concert to teach people how to keep asthma under good control so they can live a full and healthy life.
Four incredible Rhode Island acts will be taking the stage to support this cause. Headlining will be the fantastic Smith&Weeden (www.smithandweeden.bandcamp.com). Seamus Weeden and Jesse Emmanuel Smith met way back in the day working at grocery store. A few conversations assured them that they were musically simpatico. After playing in a few different lineups with a few different names, most recently Massachusetts based KING FALCON, they decided to make it a duo of voices and guitars. They recorded their debut EP in the summer of 2011 with the help of some friends in a Rhode Island based group called Moga. They've been playing shows around the Northeast ever since. They want to make you tap your feet, and then cry, and then dance, and then maybe sing along. Put it in your ear.
Also on the show will be Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen (www.dylansevey.bandcamp.com). Dylan Sevey is based out of Wakefield, Rhode Island. While he has been active for many years as a drummer in various local bands - he currently plays and sings with Milkbread (www.milkbreadmusic.com) - he has also always crafted his own songs behind the scenes. The Gentlemen are responsible for bringing these songs to life. David Ponte plays tasteful lead guitar; Brendan Moore creates incredible atmosphere with his keyboards; Denis Murray is the quintessential rock solid bassist; and Keaton Albro has established himself as the perfect drummer for live settings and future recordings (Sevey has handled all the studio drumming up to this point). Between these five members listening to and culling from classic rock, folk, blues, jazz, alt. country, and other genres, the Gentlemen create a sound that has something for everyone.
The magnificent trio sounds of Rich Ferri and the Wealth on the Water (http://www.facebook.com/RichFerriRI) will be featured as well. Rich Ferri is an indie/folk musician from Rhode Island. In May 2012, he self-released his full-length album titled "The Last One Out of This Town" which he wrote and recorded in his home studio, performing nearly all of the instrumentation himself. Under the title Rich Ferri and the Wealth on the Water, album drummer Mike Murdock and bassist Denis Murray join Rich on stage to recreate the full-band sound of the album.
Opening up the show will be the ever-entertaining Eric French (www.ericfrench.com). After twenty years playing guitar, fifteen years in remission from leukemia, and now two albums into a career as a singer/songwriter, Eric French has even more love for the blues than when he started. Celebrating milestones is satisfying, but the constant change that brings new experiences is what keeps things passionate. His band's roster, his tone, even his songwriting style has matured since his debut double record in 2010. This is evidenced by his second LP, Old City Blues, which will be available to buy at the show.
“Concert for Matt: An Asthma and Allergy Awareness Event” promises to be a night of phenomenal local music in support of a worthy cause. It will be an all ages event; doors open at 6:00 PM, and tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of at the door. Tickets can be bought at the event’s box office and online at www.fetemusic.com. For more information on the AAFA, call 877-2-ASTHMA or visit www.asthmaandallergies.org.