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Kate Callahan and The Shinolas to Perform at Benefit in West Hartford

Kate Callahan and The Shinolas will perform a benefit concert for the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut at the Pond House in West Hartford.


We are thrilled to welcome two incredible musical talents, Kate Callahan and The Shinolas, to the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut’s Music for Thought event at the Pond House in Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, on May 11, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Kate Callahan is the Connecticut State Troubadour, an honorary position appointed by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Callahan was named a Woman of Character by the Hartford Courant, Best Singer-Songwriter by the Connecticut Music Awards, Featured Artist of the Year by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Best Solo Performer by the Hartford Advocate.

The Shinolas include Hartford area musical luminaries Jim Chapdelaine (guitars), Lorne Entress (drums), Paul Kochanski (bass), and Ed Iarusso (pedal steel). Members have recorded or performed with none other than Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Lori McKenna, Big Al Anderson, Charlie Musselwhite, Mike Love, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Pousette Dart, and other acclaimed artists. And to add to that, Jim has won 12 (and counting) Emmys composing soundtracks for CPTV.

Both Kate Callahan and Jim Chapdelaine were featured on Colin McEnroe’s live broadcast of The Healing Power of Music.

The event also features Faith Middleton of NPR’s Faith Middleton Show and The Food Schmooze. The master of ceremonies will be Lydia Herrara of Lily Sin Barerras.

All proceeds will benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. For more than 30 years, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) has been Connecticut’s resource for concussion and more severe brain injury awareness, education, resources and support. BIAC’s primary objective is to support individuals with brain injuries, their families, caregivers and brain injury professionals while increasing awareness of brain injury and its prevention.

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