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Famed Rock Guitarists Join Tarrytown Concert For Wounded Vets

Gene Cornish will play at The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for Wounded Veterans in Tarrytown on Friday, Dec. 6.
Gene Cornish will play at The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for Wounded Veterans in Tarrytown on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rock guitarists Earl Slick and Gene Cornish have joined the star-studded lineup appearing at The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for Wounded Veterans on Friday, Dec. 6.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm on the Tarrytown Music Hall stage, 13 Main St., in Tarrytown. Proceeds  will benefit two wounded veterans organizations: the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tax-deductible tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit the event page on the Tarrytown Music Hall website. The evening presents original holiday music by Westchester County's greatest musicians along with special guest artists. Master guitarist Slick is best known for his work with David Bowie, from the classic '70s albums "Young Americans" and "Station to Station," to the Serious Moonlight world tour (1983) and 2002's Heathen.

Slick also worked on John Lennon's "Double Fantasy" and other Lennon tracks that were produced posthumously.

Cornish is an original member of the Rascals, who popularized blue-eyed soul in the '60s with hits such as "Good Lovin" and "People Got to Be Free."  His guitar virtuosity with the band earned Cornish membership in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.  Actor Tony Darrow from "The Sopranos" and "Goodfellas" will host the event with other performances by Bernie Williams, former New York Yankees centerfielder and Latin Grammy nominated jazz guitarist, along with many local musicians. Artists scheduled to appear are Jon Cobert, Tom Dudley, Bill Edwards, Dave Keyes and Duchess Di, Jessica Lynn, Scott and Mia Stanton, Chuck St. Troy, and Kristen Capolino. Bands ready to rock the night include The Renovators and Johnny Feds & Da Bluez Boyz. The artists and celebrities are donating their performances and appearances, along with everything else -- from studio time to composing and arranging the music. Studio sponsors include: Cobert Operations Studio, Dark World Studios, Elmo's Garage, Headline Studios, The Loft, Long Hill Recording, Peaceful Waters Studio, Riverworks Studio, and Z Studios. Sound Associates is donating the use of audio equipment for the show and VBD Video Productions has offered professional services for the project. Webmaster Donald Benjamin and graphic designer Nancy Mace, plus photographers Peter Reikstins, Amy Kerwin, and Todd Gay have donated their talent as well. Blocks of tickets to the show will be offered to the veterans, staff and volunteers from the Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home.

Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. promotes rehabilitation of disabled military service veterans by creating fun and challenging experiences.

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