RELEASE – May 17, 2013
Willie Watson and Willy Tea Taylor Headline Orange County Benefit Show
Tickets go on Sale May 23rd; funds support
music and arts education in schools
May 15, 2013 – On Thursday, June 27th, Nashville recording artist
Andrew Combs, Old Crow Medicine Show co-founder Willie Watson and Good Luck
Thrift Store Outfit frontman Willy Tea Taylor will take part in a special acoustic concert at the Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity in Costa Mesa, CA.
will be part of the “Blackwing Sessions” music series in conjunction with the
Blackwing Experience, a travelling exhibit honoring creativity and the
woodcased pencil. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Blackwing Foundation
and its efforts to further arts and music education in schools.
No Depression Magazine named Taylor “one of the most important American
singer/songwriters of our time.” Saving Country Music compared Taylor’s
songwriting to “those now legendary recordings of Paul Simon in his
Watson spent 13 years as lead vocalist and songwriter for Old Crow
Medicine Show. Paving the way for other roots bands like Mumford and
Sons and the Lumineers, OCMS is best known for taking an unfinished Bob Dylan
song (“Wagon Wheel”) and turning it into a cult classic. Watson partook in the
historic “Railroad Revival Tour”, traveling to concerts throughout the Southwest
exclusively by vintage trains and capturing every moment for the “Big Easy
Express,” winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
“Worried Man” ranked as the highest debut album on American Songwriter
Magazine’s annual list of 50 Best Albums of the Year in 2012. In their album review, American Songwriter
declared, “In a world full of pretenders, the
Texas bred, Nashville based Combs is the genuine article.”
Along with individual sets, the evening will feature an “in
the round” session, during which all three musicians and other special guests
will perform original compositions while discussing the songwriting process.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 23rd at
10:00 AM PDT at BlackwingSessions.com.
The Blackwing Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Charles and
Ginger Berolzheimer to develop and enhance arts and music programs at the K-12
dedicated ourselves to developing and supporting programs that have a
sustainable, positive impact on arts and music engagement for children who
might otherwise not have these opportunities,” said Charles Berolzheimer,
founder of Palomino and revivalist of the Blackwing pencil. “Money from this
show will help us continue to build strong partnerships in 2013 and beyond.”
details and ticket information, visit www.BlackwingSessions.com
information on the Blackwing Foundation, visit www.blackwingfoundation.org