SRC will host a benefit concert on Thursday, May 9, at Quigley’s to benefit the Oley Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides education, advocacy, and networking opportunities to people living on home IV nutrition and/or tube feeding.
The hour-long concert will feature music from a new CD titled “One Step Forward,” produced by guitarist/singer Michael Francis McCarthy and lyricist Phil Kellerman, an SRC member. McCarthy’s music blends Delta blues, bluegrass, old country, folk, and rock. McCarthy, who resides in Kingston, Ulster County, frequently performs in the Capital Region. Also featured will be flutist Deb Reep MacLeod of Albany, playing on two of six songs.
Opening the show will be international independent music artist Mario Sevayega, playing five original songs. His music weaves many genres of music including rock, reggae, jazz, disco.
After a Rotary members dinner from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m., doors will open to the public at 6:15 pm. The concert will begin at 6:30. Suggested donation to the Oley Foundation is $10. To RSVP or for information, email Kellerman, or call him at (352) 262-5421.