New Canaan Performer Sings His Heart Out To Help His Als-stricken Mom

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The life Nick Depuy and his family used to know is no longer there.

Nick Depuy will perform at Baldanza Cafe in New Canaan.

Nick Depuy will perform at Baldanza Cafe in New Canaan.

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That's because Nick's mom, Ann, who used to work part-time at the New Canaan Library and headed the local Welcome Wagon, has been suffering from ALS for the past five years.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a debilitating nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. Ann, a vital member of the community who was known for her vivaciousness, warmth, generosity, and compassion, now requires full-time round the clock care to keep her at home which is beyond what her husband Warner, Nick and his sister Michaela can provide. 

The medical costs of $10,000 to $12,000 per month have taken a toll financially so Nick, an accomplished musician and songwriter, has been performing fundraising concerts when he can. There is also a GoFundMe page.

The next event is a musical dinner Wednesday. Sept. 27 at Baldanza Cafe to celebrate the release of Nick's new album “Don’t Be Sorry," a mix of old-time folk, jazz, rock, and blues. 

The $50 fee includes a three-course dinner, live music, plus a donation to ALS. It will be held from 7:30 9:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased directly by visiting Baldanza Cafe, 17 Elm St., 203-966- 4000 or visiting Eventbrite at

For more details, follow Nick on his Facebook page or go to the family's Go Fund Me page at

Go HERE to learn more about the family on Norwalk's HooplaHa-Only Good News.

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