Friday, November 30, 2007

Upcoming Events of the Coalition

Woodchopper's Ball This Weekend

The 2007 Woodchoppers' Ball

The 2007 Woodchoppers' Ball

The Woodchoppers Ball is an annual concert to benefit The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. Every year nine of the best acoustic guitarists in North America are invited to perform at this musical extravaganza. Saturday December 1 at the Kent Stage at 175 East Main Street at 7:00 p.m. is the date for the 2007 Woodchopper’s Ball. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

There are 3 sets of 3 guitarists on stage at a time, each taking a turn playing a song till everyone has played a total of 4 songs each. Charley Brown is the Master of Ceremony and Bay Village guitarist Brian Henke performs and helps to organize this annual event. Other notable guitarists who perform include California’s Pete Huttlinger, winner of the 2000 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, Patrick Woods who finished second in the Guitar Player Magazine’s Guitar Hero contest, David Mayfield, and Emmy Award winning master flat picker Robin Kessingerr of West Virginia. The other four players include 1997 National Fingerstyle Champion Todd Hallawell, Greg Gilbertson, Nathan Montgomery, and another Fingerstyle guitar championship competitor Tim Thompson.

Brian Henke spends the entire year planning for the Annual Woodchopper’s Ball. Henke said, “The fun on the stage is infectious, and is easily shared by the audience.” This fundraiser has special significance this year after the difficult year for the Coalition. We hope that you can all make it down to Kent for the great music and to help the Coalition.

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

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