It’s been almost two decades since Terry Eagan began his series of music festivals to raise funds for Healing Garden patios for cancer patients. The first Healing Garden was at Waltham Hospital (now Children’s Hospital Boston at Waltham); others are underway or planned for Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and hospitals in Canada. See the list here.
The annual music festivals have always included fine local musicians as well as guests from Canada and (more recently) Nashville. This year Jennifer McCarter, of the fabulous McCarter Sisters, will headline. With any luck, we may be able to get her and guitarist Scott Neubert down to Hillbilly at Harvard on April 26th, to play live in the studio.
“The Sourmash Special Guesters Band” are essentially a combination of top pickers and singers from John Lincoln Wright’s Sourmash Boys (and girls), and from The Country Masters, who regularly hold forth in Waltham. Also on the bill is Canadian Todd Sterling, who has a new album produced by Scott Neubert.
It’s all happening Sunday, April 27th at 2 PM at the French American Victory Club in Waltham. All the details about the Healing Garden Country Music Fest are here (click on this link).
Great music, in a great cause. /CL
UPDATE: Had a great time with Jennifer and Scott in the studio Saturday. I hope many of you got to hear them. Funny, friendly, folks, who play music like angels. Dr Janie and I also got over to The French Club Sunday afternoon (before hurrying back for granddaughter Aviva’s third birthday dinner!) to hear Jennifer, Scott, and what I guess we should call the ‘Sourmasters’ band. Good fun, and a great cause.