Legendary Rockers Play Pittsburgh's Club Cafe & Clarion PA 4 WCUC & SAFE
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 31, 2009
Legendary Musicians John Ford of the Strawbs and Ian Lloyd of Stories
to Perform Benefit Concert Feb. 15 for Clarion U's 91.7 WCUC & SAFE
Plus Valentine's Day at Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA on Feb. 14, 2009
Clarion, PA Rockers, John Ford of the Strawbs, and Ian Lloyd,
formally of the 70s band, Stories (best known for their world wide #1
hit, Brother Louie and John Ford penning Strawbs' Top of the Pops
hit, "Part of the Union" with 52 weeks at #2 on UK charts) will be
performing a benefit concert on behalf of Clarion University's
student run radio station, 91.7FM WCUC and the area's only domestic
violence shelter SAFE.
The benefit concert, billed as "Rock A Sunday," will take place at
Clarion's newest club The Cell Block of Clarion 1056 East Main
Street, Clarion, PA on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Doors open at 3pm
and the show starts at 4pm. Tickets are $10 proceeds will help
support both non-profit organizations.
Both artists also performing Valentine's Day Saturday, February 14,
2009 at Club Café, 56-58 12th St., Pittsburgh, PA at 7PM [Early Show -
Doors open 6 PM] - Tickets $10.
Ford says, "We're so pleased to be able to help support such valuable
community assets college radio and the domestic violence shelter,
SAFE. These are both worthy causes, and I feel very strongly about
Ian Lloyd echoed Ford's sentiments. "I went to a small college in
upstate New York. I know how important college radio is to rural
communities, who may not always have access to diverse music and
public affairs programming." Lloyd adds, "WCUC has been very
supportive of both John and my music. We want to pay it forward."
Both musicians enjoy a busy life of performing throughout the New
York City music scene and John Ford in the UK. Aside from their high
demand for live performances, each artist also has new albums, which
have been receiving positive reviews throughout the music industry.
Ford's latest, Big Hit in India CD, is selling out, and has been
getting much radio play. Lloyd's new CD, O-De-Po, also well received,
with new songs like, "Wonderful World," and a dance remix version
of "Brother Louie."
WCUC-FM Station Manager, Peg Watts-Cartwright, states, "We are so
lucky that these well established and very busy performers are taking
time out of their schedules to help support WCUC. As a student run,
non-profit radio station we need the funds." Watts-Cartwright
adds, "This is going to be a ton of fun and for two worthy causes.
WCUC believes in the SAFE program and we're planning other events to
help them replace federal funding they have lost for the upcoming
year. Clarion cannot afford to lose SAFE so, come on out February
15 and Rock a Sunday! These are two amazing artists, and they are
helping to raise funds and awareness for two important community
SEE Clarion University page for this Show - "Legendary rockers play
for WCUC, SAFE" - http://www.clarion.edu/83416/
For information about the artists:
John Ford's websites:
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/johnfordofthestrawbs
Ian Lloyd's websites:
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/ianlloydstories
Media Inquiries for Interviews & VIP Media Guest List for
John Ford of the Strawbs and Ian Lloyd - Stories:
Whole Shot Records & Mgt. | FAZZ MUSIC LTD. US
SAT FEB 14th Valentine's Day Show Club Café -
SUN FEB 15th "Rock A Sunday" Benefit Concert information:
contact WCUC-FM's main office at 814-393-2330, Cell: 814-227-9453 or
email them at: s_mdmainhart@ clarion.edu or wcucdj@ yahoo.com
WCUC-FM - Clarion University of PA
840 Wood St.
Becker Hall G55
Clarion, PA 16214