On behalf of Joe Heary, Executive Director of Friends of Night People (pictured here on the right), and all the folks whose lives are touched by the great work at FONP, thank you to everyone involved with the annual McCarthyizm Christmas benefit, Friends Helping “Friends”. Your efforts will make 2017 a little bit better for our fellow Buffalonians who just need a helping hand, a smile, a bite to eat and hope for a better tomorrow.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Big week! Thursday Dec 1 is the 1st Thurs of the month so we, yes Virginia, McCarthyizm is back at Sportsmens, 7 pm. We’ve got some brand new tunes in the set list, folks. Can’t wait. Come on out!
Then Saturday December 3rd is our annual Christmas Benefit for Friends of Night People, also at Sportsmens . Another great line-up this year. Joining McCarthyizm will be Poor Ould Goat, A Potter’s Field, Rear View Ramblers, Alison Pipitone, and Randle & the Late Night Scandals. Gadzooks that’s one hellava line-up! There will be a few Christmas tunes sprinkled into the sets, some amazing baskets to be raffled, and just an all-round good vibe will rule the night. Music starts at 8 sharp.
So what do ya say? Get out to Sportsmens on Thursday AND Saturday this week. See ya!
Back in 1955, one Stephen Fain Earle landed on this orb and in no time took to the music of Texas and beyond. Barely out of his teens, Steve, guitar on the ready, was kickin around honky tonks and taverns with his mentors Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. He made a splash of his own in 1986 with the album Guitar Town and, besides his drug fueled 4 year “hiatus”, hasn’t stopped since, recording some 16 studio albums, winning three Grammies, while combining rock, country, folk and even blues, Celtic, bluegrass and gospel influences. He’s railed against the Nashville establishment, country radio, and anyone else who would try to put his music in a genre-specific box, while also battling drug addiction, the criminal justice system, right wing politics and more than a few ex-wives.
But the songs always won out. And that is what we will be celebrating on Saturday November 12 at the mighty Sportsmens Tavern. Some of Buffalo’s best will be taking on Earle’s voluminous catalog of music in this always satisfying annual tribute.
Artists include many friends of the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation McCarthyizm, Flatbed, Leroy Townes, Jim Whitford & Cathy Carfagna, Dee Adams, Ten Cent Howl, Shaky Stage and Chris Jones of Skiffle Minstrels.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate one of most influential and prolific singer-songwriters of our time.
The Proceeds of show will benefit The Sports Americana Foundation and Friends of Night People. Join us!