Sunday, October 23, 2011

"One Brick At A Time"

It was a pleasure and lots of fun to sing for the "One Brick At A Time" benefit last Saturday (October 22nd) at Gurley's Soggy Bottom Music Barn in Somerville, Alabama. The songwriters from our area have had several benefits to help those who suffered loss and damage during the April 27th tornados that ripped through several areas of Alabama that day. "Songwriters4Survivors" consider this an on-going project! 

I was honored to be interviewed by WAAY-TV Channel 31 at the concert. I am homeschooled and  not a member of a band, but my music and guitar mean so much to me.  I can only imagine how those students at Phil Campbell feel.

Benefit Concert to Help Band Program

By: Lillian Askins
Last Update: 10/22 6:12 pm

Somerville, AL-

MaryJustice Lucas is a young singer/songwriter who can't imagine what it would be like to lose her guitar.

"It's like losing a friend when you are close to something like that,” said MaryJustice Lucas.

She says music is everything to her.

That is why Lucas is singing at the "One Brick at a time" concert and auction, to help raise money for the Phil Campbell High School Band Program...a program that lost everything in the April tornados.

“I can't imagine what it would be like to lose all that. Just to be a part of something to help them get it all back is awesome,” said Lucas.

Joel Gurley decided to hold the event at his barn, called: Gurley's Soggy Bottom Music Barn.

"The songwriters have been coming here and they were looking for a place to have (the event). All the other places wanted to change them so much they couldn't make anything, so we're having it free over here. We’re all working together to try and help the school,” said Gurley.

The concert featured singers and songwriters who are part of the Nashville Songwriters Association.

It lasted for 11:00am until 5:30 in the evening.

And dozens showed up for food, fun and especially the music.
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So, would you join us in helping the students, the band and community of Phil Campbell, Alabama by clicking the Glee logo, watch the video and click vote!