Wonder what our show is all about? Here’s a sampler to whet your appetite for our grassroots effort to present live music and humor for a good cause. So far, it’s working out pretty well. $67,000 in donations can’t be wrong.
One of the original four of Will Read and Sing For Food, Ed Walston is a musician, essayist and Vietnam War Veteran. This month, he self-published a book filled with his memoirs and poetry related to Vietnam. Here is one of the pieces he read for our show a couple years ago to raise money for Community Food Bank in Jasper, Indiana. Reach him thru Facebook if you’d like to buy a copy. It’s only $10. The purchase is a great way to honor a living soldier and servant of our great country. Welcome back, Ed.
University of Evansville Sophomore Bethany Boeglin has performed at several of our benefit shows. Listen to this and see why we keep begging her back. Nice guitar work by Ed Walston.
Post by Scott Saalman
One of the great things about being surrounded by some great local musicians who donate their time and talent to Will Read and Sing For Food is that they sometimes turn my lyrics into actual songs. Here’s one I wrote that was brought to life by my song-writing partner Marc Steczyk. It is called She Loves Me All Over. The song came to me while I was driving between Jasper and Santa Claus, Indiana, causing me to pull over several times to write down the words on pieces of a Wendy’s napkin. Performing on this video are Marc, Kris Lasher, Billie and Buddy Hart, Ed Walston and Kasha Schwartz Phillips. This was during a fundraiser backstage at Jasper Community Arts Center, during which we raised money for a very close cause of ours: Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts.