Gordon Carter to perform for monthly fundraiser

Local folk singer Gordon Carter will perform Tuesday at the Mex Pub on behalf of the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Enjoy an evening of fabulous music and community spirit on Tuesday at the Mex Pub.

Gordon Carter and friends will perform Oct. 2 as special guests of the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser series and will support the Comox Valley Food Bank Society through either cash or food donations at the door. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m.

Carter is a celebrated local songwriter, who has recorded two albums, Rivers and Roads and Diary of Coal Town.

His descriptive narrative songwriting style tells stories from the past and gives them meaning for the present. His heartfelt song Homeless was recorded by Todd Butler as one of the tracks on the HOME Album, a local fundraising compilation that raises money for the Dawn to Dawn Society, another local charity.

Carter’s songwriting visits local history, the plight of the working man, as well as songs for sweethearts, heroes and poets. His songs are about real life, and it’s not unusual to have him pull out a pad of paper during a conversation to write down an idea for a song.

Of course, great guitar-picking musicians attract other talented players and Gordon will invite some of his friends to accompany him for the evening.

Proceeds for the evening will go to the Comox Valley Food Bank Society, Carter’s charity of choice.

The food bank has a new location on McPhee Avenue in Courtenay and continues to be a vital resource for many families in the Comox Valley. For some low-income families the food bank helps to bridge some of the gap when they can’t make ends meet while others wouldn’t have anything to eat without it.

The non-profit group is staffed by hard-working volunteers who have had their hands full trying to get things up and running with as little disruption as possible for those who use the service.

Food bank director Jeff Hampton has helped to move the food bank to several different locations in the past 25 years so his experience with the logistics of the organization helped to make it as smooth as possible.

For more information, visit www.judyandbruce.com.

— 1st Tuesday Fundraisers

 

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