Working on a Sunday night isn't so bad if you do it with friends like @crysmatthews and @bentufts at a bar like @pearlstreetlive Check out @craigtuftsfund to support an amazing initiative Also, thanks to @martythealbatross @kevinrdesouza and Scott Schoem (who doesn't use Insta, which I respect) for their hard work.
Today is the @bentufts and Friends show at @pearlstreetlive!! #repost @bentufts • • • • • Six hours of music for $12, at @pearlstreetlive today for the @craigtuftsfund benefit. The BT&F shows have always raised funds for children to study nature. As the political and social climate in our country has become more and more strained over the past couple years, it has sometimes been difficult for me to feel like I can justify raising money for the fund, when there are so many pressing needs, so many disadvantages and disenfranchised populations in need. I believe we are a nation of immigrants. I believe there is strength and a richness in our diversity as Americans. I programmed this year's show to feature music that has roots elsewhere--like nearly all of us do. DC, more than many cities, is this incredible mixing bowl for culture--music, food, art, etc. I firmly believe a show like the one we're putting on today could only happen here. --BECAUSE we respect those who come from somewhere else, and what they have to offer. I hope you can stop by--even if only for a minute, and celebrate with us. Thank you.