Dan Fogelberg Tribute Show at Custer Road

Connections Band has another show coming up and I wanted to be sure you knew about it. We’re going to do our great Tribute to Dan Fogelberg Show again. Here are the details:

A Tribute to the Music of Dan Fogelberg
Friday, May 4, 2007 7 pm

Custer Road UMC
601 Custer Road,
Plano, TX, 75023

Get directions here.

As always, admission is free, but a love offering is taken to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Unless we really bomb out attendance-wise, this show will be seminal because we’ll pass the $10 K mark in terms of the money we’ve raised for this great cause.

It’s kind of hard to believe we’ve been that successful, really.

Connections, as you may remember, is an almost 20-piece band that does “cover shows” of our favorite artists. To date, we’ve done a Fogelberg Show, and an Eagles/Chicago Show. A “James Taylor/ Carole King” Show is planned for this Fall.

We started with our Dan Fogelberg covers. It actually started with Rusty King, our band leader, and me figuring out how many Fogelberg songs we already knew. Over the years, we started jamming with friends, and it just exploded from there. And I think everybody in the band still has a great fondness for Fogelberg’s music…not only because it’s great, but because it was our first show.

I will play guitar (the new Santa Cruz) and sing on almost everything. I’ll sing lead on:
Same Old Lang Sine
Old Tennessee
The Last Nail
There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler
To the Morning

People tell us all the time now that they love the shows, love the music, and can’t believe how good it sounds.

I’m personally pleased that we’ll be honoring Dan Fogelberg again, because I continue to hear that he may be in declining health, due to his battle with prostate cancer.

These are great songs that deserve to be hear, sung for a good cause. So I hope you’ll plan to be there.


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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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