Friday, February 19, 2010

Just monkeeing around

Last night we were at restaurant in Turner's Falls, MA, where they were having a fundraiser for The Brick House, which is a community center there. Peter Tork, from the Monkees, was performing.

I loved The Monkees show growing up. I know it was before my generation, but it was played as re-runs, and I always thought it was hilarious. Anyway, it brought back some memories.

The above video is not very good quality, so here's the theme song again:

Peter also played 'Daydream Believer' and the crowd sang along.

Another of my favorites of theirs is this song:

It was later in the movie Shrek, re-done by Smashmouth.

This was the info about the night:
PowerTown Music will present a fund raising concert for the Brick House Community Resource Center. The show will feature Peter Tork from the Monkees, Folk legend Cliff Eberhardt, Ray Mason and local rising stars Katie Sachs, DeAngelo Nieves and Brooke Brown Saracino.

Peter Tork was the most accomplished musician of The Monkees, Tork plays 12 different instruments; his choice "depends on what kind of music I'm playing." He Performed as a folk musician in Greenwich Village and Los Angeles before being selected for the Monkees TV show. He made 58 TV episodes 6 albums, a TV special, and a movie before leaving the Monkees. He now Travels the world with his band Shoe Suede Blues.

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk movement and well known among his peers, Cliff s songs have been covered by the likes of Richie Havens, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure and Lucy Kaplansky.

The event will also feature valley legend Ray Mason and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar. Ray Started his first band in 1966 and averaging over 100 shows a year. Brooke Brown Saracino has been honored in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Singer/Songwriter Showcase every year since 2005, and was selected to perform in this year's Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase..The event will also showcase two local singer songwriters Katie Sachs and DeAngelo Nieves.

All funds will benefit the Brickhouse Community Resource Center and their efforts to create green jobs, sustainable jobs and jobs in the music industry.

The mission of The Brick House is to support individual, family and community well being through collaboration on economic development, youth development, leadership development and education.

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails