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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Musicians for Farmers

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Musicians for Farmers (Feb 23, 6pm at North Street Church) fuses food, speakers and music with the admirable goal of trying to “raise the level of awareness about problems and successes,” says organizer Jeff Torbert. Part of the event’s proceeds will go to sustainable farming organization Heliotrust and the benefit features a locally sourced dinner, a vegetable puppet show (the vegetables are the puppets!), speakers on farmers and food security and performances by Smokin’ Contraband, Raging Grannies, Tanya Davis, Zac Crouse, Steve Gates, Grand Sass Parilla, Rock Beat Scissors, The Halifax String Quartet, Denma and the Crow Kings and Nicolas Veltmeyer. Torbert also ensured that musicians involved stood behind the cause---you don’t want musicians who expect pizza and beer. “As someone who’s played many benefits where I had no connection to the cause, or worse, had no idea what the event was for, it was really important to me that everyone involved is there for the right reasons,” says Torbert. “We love food and the people who grow it.”

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