WXPN welcomes and MECA Music Heals and Philadelphia Weekly Presents:
Movin' On Benefit Concert (benefit for the Philadelphia Children's Alliance)
Cliff Hillis, The Caulfields, Minerva, Lauren Hart, Nik Everett
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Movin' On Benefit Concert
Join MECA for a special show with all proceeds benefiting The Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
$15- General Admission Ticket
$25 VIP Ticket- includes a goodie bag that includes the Movin' On CD and more!
PCA is a nonprofit that provides a one-stop shop where victims of child sexual abuse go to experience a kid friendly environment, receive victim support services and talk to highly specialized forensic interviewers who coordinate with DHS, Philadelphia Special Victims Unit (SVU), and the DA’s office so the child doesn’t have to re-live what happened to them by re-telling each individual agency. All proceeds from the album and concert will benefit PCA.
In addition to musical performances, representatives from Philadelphia Weekly’s, “The Survivors Project” will read excerpts from their personal stories which detail surviving sexual abuse.
Cliff Hillis has released his new EP "Song Machine" on August 26th. The new 7-song EP, on the San Francisco-based indie label TallBoy Records, is available on CD, digital, and a 10" blue vinyl edition.
To support the release of “Song Machine,” Hillis will be heading out on regional and national tours, with a West Coast swing planned for the Fall. "Song Machine" will also be going for adds at Triple-A and independent radio.
Over the course of his career, Hillis has earned a solid reputation as a highly sought-after multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, session and touring musician, and studio whiz. In addition to contributing guitar, bass and keyboards, he has also helmed numerous recording, production and mixing projects for a varied stable of artists. Hillis can also be seen performing with several popular Philadelphia-area bands and artistsincluding Eric Bazilian, Jeffrey Gaines, and the In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia project.
The “Song Machine" EP takes its name from the Song Machine email group, which was recently profiled in The New York Times. Founded in 2001 by Austin-based hit singer/songwriter Bob Schneider, participants in the group play a songwriting game which challenges its members – of which Cliff Hillis is one -- to write an original song featuring a specific lyric, within a weekly deadline. Over the years a number of high-profile artists, including Jason Mraz, Patty Griffin and Matt Nathanson, have participated in the Song Machine group. Two of the tracks on “Song Machine,” “Hang On To The Moment” and “Goodnight Sunlight,” owe their existence to Hillis' participation in that group.
"Song Machine" also features contributions from special guest musicians and co-writers, including: Scot Sax (Wanderlust, Faith Hill co-writer), troubadour Dan Bern, Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Patrick Berkery (Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace, Daniellson), and John Lilley (The Hooters).
"Song Machine" marks Hillis' fourth release on TallBoy Records. His previous albums, "Better Living Through Compression," "Dream Good,"and "The Long Now" have garnered praise from USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Absolute Powerpop, Amplifier, Goldmine and many more. His original songs have been featured in television shows (All My Children, Party of Five, Roswell, Life Unexpected and more) and films (Enough, After Sex, Waking Dreams, Mayor Cupcake). Hillis has also been the recipient ofseveral national songwriting awards and jingle-writing contests.
Hillis and his "Song Machine" EP have already garnered advance praise from notable industry hitmakers:
"Cliff is taking some chances while also delivering some solid pop production, the stuff you'd expect from a big fan of big pop. it's a blast to listen to." - Mike Viola, acclaimed recording artist, producer, and composer
"You know who's really good? Cliff Hillis." - Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter, Old '97s
"Put your feet up on the dashboard and let Cliff Hillis take you for a drive. This ride can turn on a dime with beautiful harmonies and really good songs. Hang on to this moment, you'll be glad you did. PattySmyth hearts Cliff Hillis." - Patty Smyth, singer/songwriter, Scandal
The Caulfields, led by John Faye, was an alternative rock band which recorded two albums for A&M records in the 90's. They reunited to record a new version "Atlas Daughter" for the Movin' On CD and are reuniting again for this special benefit concert!
Messages of hope embedded in emotionally driven rock...
Much like Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of the arts from whom they take their name, Peg and Kevin combine both their passion for music with a desire to inspire and heal others.
Singer/songwriter Lauren Hart is best known for her introspective lyrics and soaring vocals, and for her connection to the Philadelphia Flyers. The daughter of legendary NHL Hall of Fame Announcer Gene Hart, known for 30 years as “The Voice of the Flyers,” Lauren sings the National Anthem before every Philadelphia Flyers home game, the musical “voice” of the Flyers. She is also the former host of the NBC news and variety show 10!. She has performed for Bill Clinton and Frank Sinatra, and her music has been featured in several television series including “Joan of Arcadia,” “Party of Five,” and “All My Children.” Lauren’s National Anthem appears on the soundtrack of the Disney film “Miracle,” and she recently recorded “America the Beautiful” for the soon to be released documentary film “When Jane & Johnny Come Marching Homeless.” Lauren wrote the soundtrack for the award winning documentary “Race to the Bottom of the Earth” and is writing all the music for the new television show DANGEROUS GROUNDS. A member of the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards) and previous Philadelphia Vice President, Lauren released her sixth CD, an EP titled "AWAKENING“, in April 2013. Her passion for music is matched only by her passion for the charitable organizations she is committed to – the Gene Hart Memorial Fund, Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Echoes Foundation in Uganda, and Wide Horizons for Children. Additional information can be found at laurenhart.com.
When you think about the things you really love about music you will find them from Nik Everett. For the past 25 years Nik has served up a potent mix that results as a updated classic rock sound. He can be seen and heard regionally with his acclaimed band or solo acoustic. He is also a film composer having co-written the music for the acclaimed documentary, "Greetings From Asbury Park" that is currently airing nationally on PBS Television.
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