The music of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins, Bennett & Perkins, is an exercise in storytelling with many of their songs set in the greater Conway area, their home base. Their songs share lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. Whether it's a song about traveling to Cape Breton to a country dance or a love story between a man and his long-lost wife, their songs evoke a strong emotional response from the audience.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wabenauki Music, Art & Food Festival Oct. 23rd - Bennett & Perkins Play

Press Release from The Wabenauki Music, Art, and Food Festival

at Veasey Park in Groveland, Massachusetts

October 23, 2011

Musical Groups, Artists, and Culinary Experts from Massachusetts and New Hampshire Team

Up to Help Vermonters Recover from Disastrous Effects of Hurricane Irene

WabenaukiMusic, Art and Food Festival October 23 Will Support Emergency Repair and

Reconstruction of Homes and Businesses

GROVELAND, Mass. – October 13, 2011 – The Vermont winter is fast approaching. Hundreds of families in the GreenMountain State are still working hard to make their flood-damaged homes and businesses habitable in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A spirited group of musicians, artists, and food purveyors from Massachusetts and New Hampshire has rallied to help.

The Wabenauki Festival, to be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Veasey Park in Groveland, will feature an all-star lineup of local talent in music, art, cooking and baking. All proceeds from the event will go to the Mad River Valley Community Fund, a locally-based charitable organization that is overseeing the disbursement of emergency aid for repair and reconstruction in five hard-hit communities of central Vermont.

“The enthusiastic response by our volunteer performers, artists, and businesses has been most heartening, and more are planning to take part,” said festival chair Teresa Brugman. “We’re looking forward to a great afternoon of fun and artistry, rain or shine. The Veasey Park facility is indoors, and handicap-accessible. All ages are welcome.”

Musical and singing groups scheduled to perform include:

 Waterfront Park String Band (Newburyport, MA) - Bluegrass, Folk and Country.

 Folksoul Ensemble (Greenfield, NH) - Classics of American folk and rock 'n roll

 Deep Hole Road (Hampstead & Chester, NH) - Traditional and contemporary Blues, Bluegrass,

Old Time, Folk, Cajun and Celtic.

 Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins (Jackson & Madison, NH) Blending original music and their own

arrangements of works by songwriters around the world.

 Mollie’s Misfits (North Shore Massachusetts) Traditional Celtic, fiddle, 60’s acoustic rock and

contemporary folk/rock.

Local artists displaying their work and donating:

 Lynne Shulte

 Lisa Scala

 Flynn Costello

Culinary experts and purveyors:

 Ingaldsby Farm (Boxford, MA)

 Paisley Farm and Greenhouse (West Boxford, MA)

 Cedar’sMediterranean Foods (Ward Hill, MA)

Brugman stated that the suggested donation for attendees is $15.00, but all contributions are welcome.

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