Proceeds from the fundraiser will help American Red Cross, with supplies to be collected for Long Island Cares.
Tom Chapin, Toby Walker, Patricia Shih and Bash the Trash will be featured performers in a November 24 concert at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, New York, to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island recovery efforts of the American Red Cross and Long Island Cares.
• Family show, 5:00 p.m. – Patricia Shih and Bash the Trash, with special guest appearance by Tom Chapin
• Adult show, 8:00 p.m. – Tom Chapin and Toby Walker
Suggested donation is $25.00 – more if possible, less if necessary. Donations are tax-deductible. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended.
Also requested is a donation of essential supplies to Long Island Cares, including diapers, baby formula, water, nonperishable food, personal care items, cleaning supplies and bottled drinks. Long Island Cares said there is also a critical need for new and unused blankets, socks, gloves, hats and scarves.
To purchase tickets, e-mail Patricia Shih at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to American Red Cross. In the memo line, write “Hurricane Sandy Relief.” Checks should be mailed to Patricia Shih, PO Box 1554, Huntington, NY 11743. (Phone: 631-549-2332.) Names of ticket purchasers will be placed on a list at the door. If there are seats available, tickets also will be sold at the door.
Tom Chapin, in a career that spans five decades, has recorded 22 albums and won three Grammy awards. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway and worked extensively in television, radio and films. Active in a number of charitable organizations, Chapin is on the Board of Directors of WhyHunger, an organization that seeks to end hunger and poverty founded in 1975 by his brother, the late Harry Chapin, a noted singer, songwriter and humanitarian.
Internationally and nationally acclaimed, Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music finger-style guitar virtuoso. He has toured the U.S., England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland and been featured in The New York Times, London Sunday Times and BBC. Walker combines the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old-time jazz into his own unique style. In 2010, he won the New York Music Award for Best Instrumental CD, sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins, among many others.
Patricia Shih is a multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and author based in Huntington. She tours North America, delighting audiences of all ages since 1968. She has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows (including hosting Cablevision’s Tell Me A Story, seen twice daily for a year), at major music festivals, and in various clubs and concert halls with such luminaries as Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg, Tom Chapin, Richie Havens, Odetta and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Shih has six albums and two books to her credit.
Bash the Trash
Bash the Trash (BTT) builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. Based in New York City, BTT combines science, music and environmental awareness through performances, educational programs and social initiatives. Not just a percussion group that plays on odd things, the group’s scientist/musicians have invented and composed for an entire orchestra of strange-looking but great-sounding musical instruments, including brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion. Founded in 1988 by John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, BTT reaches around 50,000 students, teachers, and parents annually in performances, residencies and professional development programs.