Dan Fogelberg Tribute Show This Friday at LLUMC

A reminder that Connections Band will be in concert this Friday night at Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas.

Here are the details:

Connections Band Tribute to Dan Fogelberg
Friday, May 2nd, 7 pm
Asbury Hall, Lovers Lane UMC
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75220

As many of you will remember, our tribute show to Fogelberg was the very first show we ever did. And to many of us, it holds special place in our hearts.

Here’s what Lovers Lane is saying about it:

In tribute to Dan Fogelberg’s recent passing, Connections’ 18-piece band will bring Fogelberg’s music to life and do their best to honor the memory of this great performer. You’ll hear many of his best known songs – “Leader of the Band,” “Same Old Lane Syne,” Run for the Roses,” “Longer” – but also lesser known gems from throughout his career.
As always, the show will be FREE, and a love offering will be taken for “Nothing But Nets,” the project that provides mosquito nets to African families. More people die each year of the preventable disease of malaria than do from AIDS! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers … you get the idea. If you can’t make it to the show, you can always make a direct contribution to the cause, and start saving lives today.

Read the whole press release here.
I can also tell you that we have added two great new songs to the set: “Tell Me To My Face,” and “Phoenix.” I’m thrilled to be playing and singing Phoenix, along with songs like “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Old Tennessee,” and “Place in the World for a Gambler.”

And a reminder that you can hear clips from our previous Fogelberg Tribute show at our MySpace page.

As mentioned, the beneficiary is “Nothing But Nets.” LLUMC has made an informal goal of raising $5,000 at this show!

That would be amazing.

But more exciting, personally, is the chance to share these great songs from one of my true heros. To help keep Dan’s music alive means the world to me, personally.

Hope to see you there.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) 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, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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