REDDING, Conn. -- Doug Hartline & Friends will be playing a special benefit concert at Christ Church in Redding on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Hartline will join forces with keyboardist Nick Bariluk, bassist George Skidd, drummer Bob Leonard, saxophonist/flutist Gary Blu and vocalist Ginny Hartline for a program that will include distinctive renditions of uniquely arranged church hymns, original and popular music played in jazz, folk, and country styles.
Hartline is well known throughout Redding for his many musical concerts, including several appearances at Concert-on-the-Green, and also for his role as health officer.
Critics have described Hartline's sound as buoyant, soulful, bright, and uplifting.
“When asked what my music sounds like, I explain it’s like an instrumental blend of James Taylor and Pat Metheny. And of course having seen them on TV as a kid, I can’t ignore the Beatles influence which inspired me to start playing guitar,” Hartline explains.
Admission is to this fundraiser is free. The audience is invited to donate to Redding Shares the Warmth, a fuel assistance program to help residents pay their heating bills, or to bring an item or two for the Redding Food Pantry. Although non-perishable food items are always welcome, non-food items such as toiletries, household supplies, paper products, vitamins and over counter medicines (such as Ibuprofen) are particularly appreciated.
A reception will follow the 3 p.m. performance.
Christ Church, the Episcopal Church is located at 184 Cross Highway on the corner of Black Rock Turnpike (Rt. 58) and Cross Highway.
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