The John Herald Fund, a charitable organization under the direction of Family of Woodstock, that exists for the express purpose of helping musicians and artists in need to pay a bill or more, will be the beneficiary of a musical event to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 7 at Harmony Café, at the Wok n’ Roll, 52 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock. The last such planned event was snowed out in October, hence the reinstatement.
Many remember John Herald as a legendary singer/songwriter, whose work with the Greenbriar Boys first introduced bluegrass music to the northeastern United States in the late 1950s. He went on to have a fine career, singing all over the world, living and working out of his Woodstock home. His friends Charles Lyonhart and Brian Hollander are the perpetrators of this event, which will feature performers The Princes of Serendip; Seth Rogovy, The Sunburst Brothers (Baker Rorick and John Milward); The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band (Brian Hollander, guitar, vocals; Tim Kapeluck, mandolin, vocals; Guy ‘Fooch’ Fischetti, fiddle; Geoff Harden, bass and vocals, Bill Keith, banjo; and special guest Francine Hollander on vocals); Charles Lyonhart with T.G. Vannini, Chris Zaloom and George Quinn; and the fabulous multi-guitarist Zaloom himself, with some cohorts carrying on until its too late for everybody. There will be some surprise guests throughout the evening…at least a few are planned. Contributions will be accepted at the door and throughout the evening. For more information, call 679-7760.