This has been a very emotional and rewarding week. After seeing the video I made for my song ‘Peter’ I was approached by Arc of the Greater Twin Cities. This organization supports disabled people and their families. I was always aware of them but had never thought about a deeper connection I would feel to them. They told me how many other siblings and family members of disabled people would be touched by the song and invited me to sing at their annual meeting for volunteers.
They showed the video and I gave a speech about my brother and then sang another song. That was the hard part : )
Anyway I have never felt so embraced by a room full of people. What an amazing day and I will be looking to get more involved in the future with the work they do. I sold 41 CDs and gave half the money to Arc.
My next show is also solo and for another great cause.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
MusicWorks Minnesota will present a benefit concert at The White Bear Lake High School S. Campus Theater on May 18th featuring local ukulele slinging songstress Katy Vernon and modern bluegrass group Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet.
Through the MusicWorks Minnesota Band Together program, the concert at the White Bear High School theater will aim to raise funds for an artist in residence program for next year to support music in public schoolsWBL Poster.
The event is $10. All proceeds to charity. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online http://bit.ly/14ggucd
I will be selling Cds to raise money for the night. Please help spread the word.
Thanks, Katy x
PS: For any of you in the South part of the Cities, please come to the 318 Bar in Excelsior on Wednesday, May 22. Intimate Katy Vernon Trio Show!