the heart of Patio Records is the sponsorship of concerts and
recordings to help create garden patios at hospitals for individuals
battling through the afflictions of cancer. Events and contributions to
date helped bring to fruition the Mary
Eagan Garden at Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham
that adjoins the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Care Center, the Mary
Eagan Garden within the 4.5 acre
Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park in Ottawa, Ontario. Click, and phase one of the garden in the Minto Courtyard at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa's west end.
Next up, Saturday, October 26, 2013,
Greater Toronto Healing Garden Concert. This year's event features an All-Star Band of Four from Toronto (John Sheard (Keyboards and vocals), Wendell Ferguson (Guitar, Vocals, Quickest Wit),
David Woodhead (Bass, vocals, ukulele), and Don Reed (fiddle).
From Glastonbury, Connecticut, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, will bring their right on lead and harmonizing singing of traditional, bluegrass, and country treasures; with superb acoustic instrumental accompaniment.
For the third year in a row, we will be teaming up with longtime friends and supporters at the Acoustic Harvest series. (Follow the link for contact, ticket, and venue info.)
100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the MacKenzie Health Foundation, just to the north in Richmond Hill. The Foundation, and Mackenzie Health, is committed to creating a healing garden for patients, with proceeds from the previous two years Acoustic Harvest collaborations having kicked off the garden fund.
Click on the Events page for more info on events past and future.
|Many kindred friendships are being made along the way to seeing a bridging of the folk/country/country-folk scenes for performers from the from Waltham/Boston, MA area to the expanses of Canada. It started with a January '97 tour of Eastern Massachusetts with Suzie Vinnick, Rick Fines, and Miche Pouliot, and is gaining verve and momentum one new friendship and musical partnership at a time.|
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