Neil Young-Themed Benefit Concerts Announced For Texas


TEXAS (CelebrityAccess) — Producers of the Best Fests have announced that they are staging a pair of benefit concerts celebrating the music of Canadian rocker Neil Young, which will benefit the Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization supporting the creation of music and art.

The first of the two concerts will take place at Austin’s Paramount Theatre on February 18th, with the second following up on February 19th at the Granada Theater in Dallas.

The lineup for the two shows includes Best Fest house band The Cabin Down Below Band, Norah Jones, Shakey Graves (Feb 18th only), Boz Scaggs, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, The Flatlanders(Feb 19th only) (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely) Featuring Terry Allen (Feb 19th only), Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Charlie Sexton, Alex Maas of The Black Angels (Feb 18th only), Nikki Lane, White Denim’s James Petralli, Danny Masterson & Adam Busch, Jonathan Tyler, Eric Pulido of Midlake, The Midnight Stroll, Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, My Jerusalem’s Jeff Klein, Adriel Denae, Carson McHone, Matthew Logan Vasquez (Feb 18th only), Paul Cauthen (Feb 19th only), The Texas Gentlemen, The Candles and others.

“Refuge Foundation is a way for musicians and artists to take care of our own,” says Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Cory Chisel, who created the foundation with his partner, Adriel Denae. “Our goal is to free the artist’s creative and business process from the strictures of the current model, which can often become an economic stranglehold for artists, especially when it comes to musicians, record labels, and the business of making records.”