I wasn’t planning to go out Sunday evening, but learning about this show at Eddie’s Attic is changing my mind.
“‘How the Other Half Gives’, an ensemble tour featuring four critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters dedicated to raising awareness for deserving causes, will bring their groundbreaking journey to Eddie’s Attic on November 6, 2011 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). Tyler Mechem, Luke Cunningham, Ryan Bonner and Emily Lynch have set out to visit 13 cities across the Southeast where they will personally volunteer at the local non-profits, perform benefit concerts and urge greater involvement in worthy causes among the fans and followers engaged through the tour.”
The press release goes on to say that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales are donated to charities in each of the thirteen tour destinations. Additionally, the performers are volunteering their own efforts at local charities in each location. As described on the tour’s website, “At each stop the touring songwriters will be volunteering during the day at selected shelters, outreach programs and local nonprofits. With tasks ranging from kitchen servers to manual labor and administrative help, each individual’s work will be lending a helping hand to a charitable organization who needs it.”
Sounds original, sounds worthy, but what about the music? Here’s the line-up:
Luke Cunningham, you know him from the Carolina band Part Time Heroes, or you will soon know him from the score of a documentary about the Jamaican dog-sled team (really?) co-written with Jimmy Buffett.
Atlanta’s own Emily Lynch, prolific songwriter. You’ve seen her at the Attic, and has a style at times compared to Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, or Emmylou Harris, but uniquely her own, I think.
Ryan Bonner, of The Dearly Beloved, out of Charleston. Check out recent EP, Monsters in the Hallway.
But enough of my yakkin’. Here’s a video to give you a little better insight into the event Sunday evening.