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At Home with the HCA: A Benefit Concert (Live Facebook Event)

Five amazing musical artist, one magical night! 

Join us for an amazing night of live music, direct to your living room. The benefit concert will be streamed live on our HCA Facebook page

Five local musicians have teamed up for a benefit concert in support of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. At Home with the HCA: A Benefit Concert will be live streamed on the HCA’s Facebook page on Friday, May 15, with music starting at 7:30pm. The concert is free, but donations are welcome. 

Artists Bios:

BARBARA KESSLER

Barbara Kessler is an American folk-rock singer-songwriter. Kessler entered the professional music scene several years after graduating from Cornell University, quickly moving from opening act to the main stage. Her debut CD Stranger To This Land won a Boston Music Award for best new folk/acoustic album. She has won awards from folk festivals including Kerrville, Telluride, and Rocky Mountain folks, has received national airplay as well as been featured on Sirius/XM and Mountain Stage, and her songs continue to be placed on TV shows like NCIS, JAG, Passions, One Life to Live, The Young and The Restless, All My Children, Ed, Felicity, and MTV. “Dreaming My Way Home,” the end credit theme song she co-wrote and produced for the SONY PlayStation game, Rogue Galaxy has introduced Kessler to an international audience of all ages.

During her touring career Kessler shared the stage with artists including the Indigo Girls, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Livingston Taylor and many others. Barbara Kessler

 

JERE SHEA is a Tony Award-nominated stage, film and television actor, and entertainer. Perhaps best known as Sgt. Hank Signa in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Showtime series City On A Hill with Kevin Bacon, Shea’s film and tv resume includes Blue Bloods, Law & Order, The Cosby Mysteries, the Boston based feature film SOUTHIE, and many more. Shea created the role of Giorgio in the Broadway/world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion. He starred in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, the 1993 remounting of Damn Yankees, and has played leading roles in theaters across the US.

Shea’s live music performances feature popular songs from the pre-WWII era right through today's hits, all selected to be familiar and enjoyable for audiences of every age. Shea’s setlists range from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley and The Beatles to Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, and more. He even throws in memorable songs from classic movies and Broadway shows. Jere Shea

 

DAVID JEREMIAH is a Grammy-nominated songwriter (Mary’s Song) with three top ten hits (You Changed My Life, You Must Have Known, Must Be You).

Jeremiah grew up in Hopkinton, the son of a telephone worker and a Capitol Records 50’s recording artist. At the age of 12, Jeremiah and his mother assembled their family into a traveling singing group and played at various locations throughout the northeast. “The highlight of my young career was when Maria Von Trapp came up from the audience, buried my head in her cavernous bosom and told the audience (with a thick Austrian accent) ‘Dis vun ees my favorite.’ "David recalls. He was also the favorite entertainer for Kennedy family functions on Cape Cod and was the featured guest singer/guitar player for two PBS shows (Club 44 and Boston Today).

After living in California most of his adult life, Jeremiah is back in Hopkinton and works as a voiceover artist, lending his talents to television and radio commercials such as Petco, eHarmony, Applebee’s, NIKE, Dunkin Donuts and dozens more. He also has narrated documentaries for The History Channel, The National Geographic Channel, NBC, and The Discovery Channel. David Jeremiah

 

PATRICK FAUCHER
A lifelong musician, Faucher recorded and toured extensively as a trumpet player and backing vocalist, playing in groups that range from Reggae to Rock, Big Band and Blues. More recently he has stepped into the front man role with his funk rock group, Soul Function, signing tunes from Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Doobie Brothers and many others. He is most passionate about singing and connecting with audiences through the music and sees this solo performance opportunity as a special treat.

"I never have really done just me and a guitar and being able to share the (virtual) stage with such talented performers is truly an honor!"

Faucher earned a degree from Berklee College of Music after studying electrical engineering and computer science and now works at Bose building cloud technology for their speakers and headphones. Patrick Faucher

 

STEVE SPECTOR'S musical career spans over four decades playing with some of the most talented musicians in New England. Most recently, Spector performed with world-class violinist Violingrrl at The Arlington Regent Theatre, where they opened for comedian Peter Fogel in February. He is currently the front man for the band Hot Acoustics, an incredible group of talented friends and musicians.

During the current pandemic, Spector has been sharing his music on his virtual World Tour on Facebook, performing dozens of his favorite acoustic based soft rock songs since mid-March. The "tour" has been incredible, and the experience has been particularly rewarding as so many friends, new and old, near and far, have joined Spector on his "tour." "I feel so fortunate to have music in my life, it's led to some wonderful and lasting friendships and memorable experiences while at the same time created so much joy and happiness for so many people." 

Spector is a resident of Hopkinton, MA where he lives with his wife Donna and their two children. Steve Spector

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