Performer(s): Chris Pierce, Shane Alexander & Sean Ashby
Type of Event: Live Music
Location: Memorial Hall
51 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Time: Friday, November 4th at 7pm
Admission Fee: $20 per ticket
Mocha Maya's presents a benefit concert for the victims of the flooding caused by hurricane Irene! Proceeds will go to the West County Relief Fund
where they will then be dispersed to those in need in West County.
The show will feature 3 international touring and recording artists. (Abbreviated info directly below, links to full bio's at bottom of page.)
Chris Pierce has dominated the underground independent music scene in Los Angeles for years and has opened for the likes of B.B. King, Al Green, Macy Gray, Ben Harper and has toured with Seal. Pierce's musical presence is larger than life, echoing the classic R&B; sensibilities originated by Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Bill Withers while his songwriting intelligence invites spectators into a space removed from time or trend, and turns them into participants in the stories he soulfully spins.
Shane Alexander, who we are proud to say played here at Mocha Maya's a year or so ago, returns with his career ever expanding. This last summer he was the opening act for the Styx Yes tour. He has also opened for Seal and Jewel on two tours. "...a cross between Jeff Buckley and John Mayer. Alexander is great!" - Music Connection "Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Jeff Buckley. You can effortlessly add the young American singer/songwriter Shane Alexander to this list of popular singer songwriters." - Willem Baars, Playboy
Sean Ashby's guitar playing has appeared on CD's with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide! Chances are, if you've had a radio on today you've heard his guitar playing. As one of North America's go-to guitarists, Sean Ashby has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delerium, Ginger (former Grapes Of Wrath), and many more. He has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, SNL and David Letterman three times, as well as other major TV shows.
Mocha Maya's decided to launch their, "Mocha Maya's Presents" benefit concert series with a benefit concert to aid people affected by Hurricane Irene. "We have been working on a series to be held in Memorial Hall for some time now and the timing was right to kick it off now with the need being so great after all the flooding west county experienced." states Chris King.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, October 15th and can be purchased at Mocha Maya's and online atmochamayas.com
To purchase tickets at Mocha Maya's, cash or checks are acceptable. Those wanting to use credit or debit card must purchase tickets online. Tickets purchased at the door (the night of the show) must be paid for with cash.