ACOUSTIC MUSIC FOR GOOD CAUSES
State Radio' Chad Stokes' former Dispatch bandmate Brad Corrigan is among the latest artist additions to Calling All Crows' 3rd Annual Benefit Show on December 10th to commemorate Human Rights Day at the House of Blues in Boston. Also joining the lineup is singer/songwriter Erin Coughlin, who collaborated with Stokes on State Radio's 2004 acoustic EP Simmer Kane.
A limited number of tickets to the show remain and are available now via Ticketmaster and without ticketing fees at the Orpheum Theater Box Office.
Corrigan and Coughlin join an all-star lineup of acoustic musicians that kicked off the Chad Stokes & Friends Tour this past Wednesday night at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, making stops in Toronto, Buffalo, Burlington, D.C., and Philadelphia before the finale in Boston. Previously announced artists include siblings Matt Embree of Rx Bandits and Lauren Coleman of Pebaluna as well as Stokes' independent Ruff Shod Records labelmates Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival and The White Buffalo.
All shows will feature musicians performing stripped down versions of both original material and covers, performed solo and as collaborations. As in previous years, Stokes is expected to pull from both the State Radio and Dispatch catalogs. He also plans to debut songs off his upcoming solo record, due out in early 2011.
Proceeds will benefit Stokes' service organization, Calling All Crows, which he co-founded with his partner and tour manager Sybil Gallagher. Calling All Crows works to mobilize musicians and their fans to empower women around the world.
In nearly every city on the tour, musicians will join fans in pre-show service projects organized by Calling All Crows aimed at empowering women. From Global Write-a- thons with Amnesty International to preparing a holiday meal for pregnant refugee and low-income women and their mentors, everyone involved with the tour will have the opportunity to lift up and celebrate women along the way.