A huge thank you from Mylestone to Livestock and Lori Rocker and to the fabulous musicians who held concerts to help benefit the horses. The Fab Faux and Jorma Kaukonen, often recognized as a band member in Jefferson Airplane (and Starship) and Hot Tuna, gave generously of their time and talent in two sold out concerts..
The Jorma concert on May 12 raised over $12, 000 and the Fab Faux raised about $2500, a seemingly smaller amount only in contrast to the large expense of their concert venue, etc. Jorma donated most of his fees to Mylestone! A special thanks also goes to the Landmesser’s who donated the use of their facility.
Attending the Jorma concert were about 350 people, about 95% of whom were Jorma fans. A big animal lover, Jorma also donated proceeds from his own merchandise sales to Mylestone. Although this was a small venue, the concert was such a success that he requested to come back in May 2007 when he’ll be touring to promote the release of a new album! We hope he’ll have a few moments to spare and come visit the Mylestone horses that he so generously helped.
Pictured are Barry Mitterhoff, mandolinist, at left, and Jorma Kaukonen with guitar.
The Fab Faux concert at the Keswick Theater in Philly drew 1336 people. Mylestone got an extra boost from the musicians who know about our efforts -- Will Lee (bass player) talked about Mylestone on WMGK radio in an interview with Andre Gardner and the band did a segment on Mylestone on Philly's morning show on NBC. The crowd of Beatles and rock and roll fans rocked to the music, going wild at While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Penny Lane. The audience seemed very happy to know they were helping a good cause. The band said unanimously that The Keswick show was one of the best shows they ever played and the best audience.