Benefit will raise money
for music students

TURNER — The First Universalist Church of Turner will welcome Maine native Dave Rowe at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, as part of its Cabin Fever Concert Series.

The church puts on four monthly concerts each year to benefit music education and endeavors in the area.

“I’m humbled and honored to be part of this wonderful series to raise money for music students. Music education is very important, not just to me, but for all,” said Rowe. “Study after study proves that kids who study music are better in nearly every other subject — math, languages, even sciences. As a music educator, I’ve seen it happen firsthand. Programs like this can’t undo the damage done by irresponsible budget cuts, but if it gets one kid making music — if it expands just one mind — it’s totally worth doing.”
 
Rowe, a Maine native, grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of a member of a popular folk trio, there was always an expectation that he would join the family business, which he did at the tender age of 15. With 15 critically acclaimed recordings under his belt and a career in the music business spanning more than 26 years, he is a force to be reckoned with.

Having cut his on-stage teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Rowe is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is balm for the soul, and that singing together, whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or in kitchen parties, is a primary part of the human experience.

When not touring, he can be found writing songs on his back porch at his home in Portland, working on the house or in his small yard, enjoying the sea air, and walking or bicycling and enjoying the beauty of Maine’s largest city.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2519481, and by calling 1-800-838-3006. They can also be purchased at the door.

FMI: 207-754-0954, www.firstuniversalistchurchofturnercenter.com, [email protected]


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