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Eyes to Burma Benefit Concert

FOR EYES TO BURMA: A “SOUL-FULL” BENEFIT CONCERT

Featuring recent NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff Pevar, Inger Nova Jorgensen, & LOVEBITE

Eyes to Burma and LOVEBITE are pleased to announce a benefit concert to raise funds for ETB’s projects in Mae Sot, Thailand.

 

Eyes to Burma Benefit Concert, Featuring LoveBite“The work that Eyes to Burma does is profound, an immeasurable act of kindness that goes beyond the call of everyday humans in this chaotic world. Fred Stockwell and Eyes to Burma are directly helping people to live better and expand their lives in a way that is making a true difference, we applaud and support their efforts with enthusiasm.”

– Jeff Pevar and Inger Jorgensen

 

This concert is an important collaboration for Eyes to Burma and the band, a result of the strong ties between the direct aid non-profit and the Ashland community. Ashland is the heart of Eyes to Burma, with locals funding more than half of its budget. Founder Fred Stockwell returns to the area annually to share progress with supporters as well as stories of the Burmese community members’ trials and triumphs. Fred will speak at noon on Sunday Sept 18 at the Unitarian Center to share the most recent project updates in a free presentation open to the community.

Flyer for Eyes to Burma Q&A with Fred Stockwell, September 18, 2016Guitarist Jeff Pevar and vocalist Inger Jorgensen have been aware of Eyes to Burma over the years, and decided they wanted to help by using their music to raise awareness and funds. Jeff and Inger will be opening with a duet, followed by original music and select covers performed by LOVEBITE.

Jeff Pevar will be performing for the Ray Charles Ultimate Tribute in August at the Hollywood Bowl, and directly following the benefit concert for ETB, Pevar will be performing in California at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Maceo Parker, Christian McBride, Phillip Bailey and members of the original Ray Charles Orchestra including Jeff and friend, Morris Pleasure (Ray Charles, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Michael Jackson).

Eyes to Burma is a community-based, non-profit that works daily with a vibrant community of Burmese migrant workers and economic refugees on the Thai/Myanmar border. The funds raised by this Ashland event and the organization’s online crowd-funding efforts will support ETB’s continued success with its education, basic health, transportation, and emergency assistance projects. ETB was founded by Ashlander Fred Stockwell with help from volunteers who formed its Board of Directors and established it as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Image showing members of the band LoveBite

LOVEBITE includes guitarist Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, Marc Cohn, Rickie Lee Jones, David Foster, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, & many more) along with Soul, R&B & Rock vocalist Inger Nova Jorgensen, 10-year veteran “Blue Man Group” drummer Matthew Kriemelman, celebrated guitarist Paul Turnipseed, and Funk/Rock bassist Jacob Ackerman.

 

Jeff and Inger are available for interviews regarding their careers and interest in supporting Eyes to Burma. Email: [email protected]

 

 

Tickets:

 

http://eyestoburmagiving.org/benefit-concert/
Also available at The Music Coop and Hilltop Music Store, Ashland

 

 

Eyes to Burma Links:

 

www.eyestoburma.org

www.eyestoburmagiving.org

www.facebook.com/EyesToBurma

 

 

LOVEBITE Links:

 

Jeff Pevar’s Website: http://pevar.com

LOVEBITE Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/LOVEBITEMUSIC

LOVEBITE Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lovebiterocks/?fref=ts

 

 

Benefit Concert Event Pages:

https://www.eyestoburmagiving.org/benefit-concert/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659753900952651/

 

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