Posted by: mhubler on Oct 18, 2010
Thanks to Audrey Auld, Tracy Blackman, Jess Chambers, Gail Muldrow and Megan Slankard for their wonderful music at the benefit for Bread & Roses on Sunday October 10 at The Woods Music Hall in Mill Valley. "Into the Woods for Bread & Roses: Celebrating Strong Women of Song" followed the film "Leave Them Laughing" (co-presented by Bread & Roses) at the recent Mill Valley Film Festival. The benefit was held in honor of Carla Zilbersmith, who was filmed during the last two years of her life as she struggled with Lou Gehrig's disease & continued to perform. Our founder, the late Mimi Fariña, believed in the power of live music and its ability to bring joy and uplift the performer as well as the audience. We appreciate the singer-songwriter/guitarists who helped us with this special event: Audrey Auld who came all the way from Nashville & shared her "Bread & Roses" song; Tracy Blackman, with Jimmy Dillon on guitar, who had us in stitches when she talked about her daughter Ella in her song "Baby's Gotta Have It"; Jess Chambers who took us all to her native New Zealand in her island songs; Gail Muldrow who shared her soulful showmanship and Megan Slankard who continues to inspire us with her evolution as a chanteuse and her spirited dedication to the muse. Our audiences are lucky to have these inspiring performers at our Bread & Roses institutional shows.