Hi Everyone,

The East Coast Music community is preparing for several memorial benefit concerts for Jay Smith who died suddenly last week.  Jay was best known as a guitarist for Matt Mays and El Torpedo.

This Sunday, April 7th three concerts will be held in Halifax, including two song-writers circles and a rock room at Casino Nova Scotia.  Then on Monday, April 8th, artists will perform a show in Jay’s memory at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.  

All funds raised will go to Jay’s family, including his two young children.

Based simply on the impressive roster of music-makers who have signed on to these shows, it is clear Jay Smith was loved.

Here’s a break-down…

HalifaxMemorial Benefit Concerts for Jay Smith (Sunday, April 7th)
Casino Nova Scotia

First Songwriters’ Circle (Compass Room)
1pm - 2:30pm  (Doors open at 12:30pm)
Hosted by Bruce Guthro and featuring…
Lennie Gallant
Steve MacDougall
Carmen Townsend

Second Songwriters' Circle (Compass Room)
3:30pm to 5 pm (Dorrs open at 3pm)
Hosted by Gordie Sampson and featuring…
Matt Andersen
Thom Swift
Dustin Bentall
Carleton Stone

The Rock Room (Schooner Room)
6pm to 10:30pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Performances from…
The Meds
In Flight Safety
YoungRiver& guests
The Stanfields
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Matt Mays


Sydney Memorial Benefit Concert for Jay Smith (Monday, April 8th)
Membertou Convention Centre

Performances from…
The Gordie Sampson Songcamp Song Circle
Carmen Townsend
The Tom Fun Orchestra
Gordie Sampson
Matt Minglewood
The Joel Plaskett Emergency
Matt Mayes

For more details and tickets, click here.

Also, hope you'll tune in to Section Six tomorrow when Joel Plaskett fills me on the latest for the benefit concerts... and a few other projects.


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