Indie musician David Corley and Will Read and Sing For Food will perform a public benefit show to benefit Crisis Connection Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Klubhaus 61

corley1Will Read and Sing For Food will perform a public benefit show to benefit Crisis Connection Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Klubhaus 61.

Special guest singer-songwriter David Corley, from Lafayette, Indiana, will perform his original, bluesy, folk-rock music with the voluntary troupe. Corley recently released his debut album, Available Light, produced by the acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown.

Will Read and Sing For Food members scheduled to perform are humor writers Stan Levco (Courier-Press), Angie Mayfield (BOOMER magazine) and Scott Saalman (Herald) and musicians Marc Steczyk, Kyle Lueken and Debbie Schuetter.

Crisis Connection, based in Jasper, provides free, confidential and professional services for the survivors of domestic and sexual violence within the counties of Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer in rural Southwestern Indiana.

Since 2011, Will Read and Sing for Food, thanks to the kindness of their audiences, has raised $41,000 for area charities and causes. This will be their 63rd show.

Available Light, a collection of original indie bluesy-rock songs, encompasses the poetic landscapes of Corley’s heart, as well as his life in rural Indiana and travels across the United States. The record is landing international raves, drawing comparisons to Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.  Jonathan Sanders, NUVO put it this way: “After hearing David Corley’s debut album Available Light, one could say the Lafayette native arrived out of nowhere at age 53, akin to hitting a homer in his first at-bat. But the album is a product of a 30-year cross-country odyssey of self-exploration, one of those rare moments where a lifetime of experience comes to bear in a single album you have to hear. It is that experience which shines through, particularly in his gritty, road-worn voice, which he uses to bring the movie of his life into vivid technicolor.”   A voracious reader, Corley’s songs were also inspired by his vivid dreams and classic literature he’s been entranced with over the years by the likes of James Joyce, Walt Whitman, William Blake and Rilke, among many others.

His song, “Dog Tales,” was just nominated by the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Eclectic Song Category.

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Admission is $10 per person. Appetizers and drinks will be available at 6:15 p.m. onward. Corley will sell and sign his CD after the show. Levco and Saalman will sign and sell their new humor books.

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