The Fourth Annual Songwriters Share Concert Series takes place on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 PM through June at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of the South Fork in Bridgehampton.
Each night, local songwriters will tell their inspiration behind the music. Concert ticket proceeds will benefit a local charity. On April 6, Fred Raimondo will be playing to benefit The Retreat, a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence. Steve Skoldberg will be the opening act.
“I have always been drawn to the storytelling aspect of songwriting. I love to combine music and lyrics to create a strong visual image. There is something about the interaction of music and words,” Raimondo noted.
Concert organizer Nancy Remkus was introduced to Raimondo through Caroline Doctorow, who produced one of his CDs. She said she immediately felt he would be a good fit for the series.
“Fred’s warmth and songwriting skills will make for a wonderful evening of music. His many talented musical guests will add interest and diversity to the night,” said Remkus.
“Fred has been performing in the Songwriters Share Concert Series since its inception. He will once again be playing to benefit The Retreat. This will be a great night for the community to gather for great music and a wonderful cause,” she added.
Raimondo will be joined by keyboardist and composer Paul Brokaw, and percussionists Jean Schroeder and Kevin Twigg. Twigg is also a jazz composer who performs with David Amram. On guitar and violin will be Sarah Greene.
The Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of the South Fork is located at 977 Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and senior citizens.
Upcoming shows include May 4, Gene Casey and Tricia Scotti playing for Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, and June 1, Job Potter, Sarah Azarra, Klyph Black, Sarah Greene, and Cynthia Daniels.