Music for a cause
POMFRET- Come join in on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret to benefit the Northeast Connecticut Emergency Food Bank. This 22 year old, local tradition is an evening of singing, laughter, hot licks on guitar, fiddle and banjo, wonderful desserts, and beverages ranging from fresh squeezed cappuccino to fine wines. The Vanilla Bean is a great place to shake off the winter blahs. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $20. Howie Bursen, “the Red Hot Banjo Wizard”, who has hosted this event for the last 22 years, will be joined by “the Zen Guitar Master”, Martin Grosswendt, John Bailey, “Guitarrista Extraordinaire”, who plays many different guitar styles and was the lead guitarist for Chris Smither, and Jeff Davis, “Man of Mystery” who’s known to entertain an audience. All proceeds will go to purchase food to benefit the Northeast Connecticut Emergency Food Bank. Every dollar raised is redeemed for $8 worth of food. For more information and tickets, please call the Vanilla Bean Café at (860) 928-1562, or Elisha Sherman 860-450-7400 ext. 7456, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic.