We passed a significant milestone with Connections last Sunday night. We officially passed the $300,000 mark in funds raised by the band. Wow. Pretty freakin’ awesome. Key numbers: 10 years. 58 shows. $301,262 raised. Below, you’ll find some graphs, that detail how much has been raised for each beneficiary, and how much was raised each […]

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Thanks Again, James Taylor


We’re still tabulating expenses and computing exactly how many folks came to Friday night’s big show (We think: 500-600) in Allen. And we’re still figuring out just how much we raised for our beneficiaries. But one thing we do know: the heart and generosity of James Taylor helped us tremendously. In case you missed the […]

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Our Living Legacy


As many of you know, Connections started with Dan Fogelberg. At the “core” of what drove us to ever get our crazy band together ten years ago was a chance to play Dan’s music, and to do in a BIG way…with a big band that could recreate some of the lush instrumentation that you’re used […]

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Honor Dr. Salia on Friday at Connections’ Show


Connection is playing a show this Friday at Northaven. We’re again raising money for a good cause: fighting the scourge of Ebola in Africa. But this morning, the show became a little more poignant. Hours ago,  Dr. Martin Salia died from Ebola in Nebraska. What you may not know is that he’d been working in […]

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Near as Breath, Yet Untouchable: Reflections on Fogelberg Weekend

“Sometimes in the night I feel it, Near as my next breath and yet untouchable. Silently, the past comes stealing, Like the taste of some forbidden sweet.”  ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ A week ago right now, we were rehearsing for that night’s Dan Fogelberg Tribute Show. It […]

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Tell Us What You Thought of the Show/Weekend

It’s late at night, after the Fogelberg Tribute Show in Allen tonight. I’m still exploding with adrenaline and love for how it came out… 1,000 of you came. We raised over $12,000 for the relief of Hurricane Sandy. 80 musicians did our best to honor the musical legacy of Dan Fogelberg. Here’s what I’d like […]

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One hundred thousand dollars is an awful lot of money. So, this morning, we pause in awe to reflect on this: Connections has raised over $100,000 to eradicate malaria from the face of the planet. We passed this milestone last night, at our Denton show. We’re grateful to the good folks in Denton for putting […]

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Running the Numbers on 2011

We’ve got some year-end stats now for Connections in 2011. And, the results are pretty amazing. It was clearly our best year yet. This was on the back of our single-largest concert ever: “The Concert for AMK,” last June. That one show, by itself, surpassed our fundraising for every other single year in our history. […]

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Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (from the AMK Show)

As you may have heard, Monday’s show for Ann Michele King was an amazing outpouring of music, love and community. More than 1,100 people packed the sanctuary of FUMC, Richardson for this special show, benefiting Ann Michele and the King family. Here’s the amazing view we had from stage: It was just an amazing night. […]

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