“Benefit Concerts for Mick East And West: Two Nights of Song, Support and Celebration” are being held for the popular local musician Mick Hargreaves in September. Hargreaves, a founding member of Los Blaggards and a member of Caroline Doctorow’s band, was attacked on July 31st after a concert and suffered head injuries. The benefit concerts will raise funds to help pay his medical bills and cover his loss of income. Hargreaves is also a founding member of the New York Roots Music Association and a music educator.
The two shows take place on September 16th at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett from 7-10pm and at the Greenlawn Moose Lodge on September 18th from 3-8pm. The show on the 16th (Mick East) will feature Caroline Doctorow, Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, Joe Delia, Inda Eaton, Telly, Alfredo Merat, Tali “Icepack” Jackson, Dalton Portella, Sarah Conway, and Dan Bailey, among others, hosted by local radio personality Cynthia Daniels (Monk Music Radio). The show on the 18th (Mick West) will include performances by Buddy Woodward and Brandi Hart of The Dixie Bee-Liners, The NYRMA All-Stars, The Hangdogs, Butcher’s Blind, plus a reunion of Last Hombres, and a set by Mick’s own band Los Blaggards. Additional guests will be added and the show will be hosted by radio personality Joe Rock.
Ticket prices at the door are $30 and include open bar. Additional funds can be donated directly on Facebook on the “Mick Hargreaves Recovery Fund” event page. Organizing the East Benefit is Laura Perrotti who can be contacted via email for information or to participate at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the West Benefit contact Heidy Ryan at email@example.com.