Enjoy an evening of fabulous music and community spirit on Tuesday, July 7 at the Mex Pub.
Local songwriter Gordon Carter will be performing as special guest of the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, a popular monthly concert series that supports local charities. At Carter’s request, this month’s admission proceeds go to the Comox Valley Food Bank Society. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m.
Gordon Carter has recorded two albums, Rivers and Roads and Diary of Coal Town, both showcasing his talent for a descriptive narrative songwriting style, which visits local history, the plight of the working man, as well as songs for sweethearts, heroes and poets. Carter’s songs are about real life, which is why it’s not usual to see him jot down a few notes during a conversation that he thinks make a good line for a song. Songwriter’s love his songs too, and have been performed by other local musicians including Sue Pyper, Tammy Fassaert, Todd Butler, and Meaghan Cursons. Writing more than great lyrics, Gordon Carter’s guitar picking is pretty easy on the ears too.
Proceeds for the evening will go to the Comox Valley Food Bank Society, located on McPhee Avenue in Courtenay which continues to be a vital resource for many families in the Comox Valley. Both cash and food donation are welcome, however cash donations allow the food bank to purchase items to ensure there is a consistency of nutrition.
The monthly concert series, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by Roy Tai, owner of the Mex Pub who ensures the availability of a venue for these events.
“We’re very grateful for the consistency of his support, because it has allowed this event to evolve into something that has positively affected many different people and groups in the Comox Valley,” says organizer Judy Wing.
Joining hosts Judy and Bruce Wing for the opening set will be violinist Blaine Dunaway, who often donates his talents to this event. Door prizes will be drawn after Gordon Carter’s performance.
For more information about 1st Tuesday Fundraisers, visit even organizers Judy and Bruce Wing. www.judyandbruce.com.