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Hungerthon 2003 Concert

November 22, 2003

C. Jason Dermer submitted the following news:

Paul's Tavern and Cabin in Belmar, NJ will be hosting the fourth concert of Hungerthon 2003 on November 29th at 7PM. Admission is $10.00. All proceeds benefit World Hunger Year,(WHY) a charitable 501(c)3 organization formed in 1975 by Bill Ayres and the late Harry Chapin. Hungerthon is WHY’s largest annual public outreach, broadcast during Thanksgiving week to more than 6 million people. To further WHY's mission of eradicating the root causes of hunger and poverty, funds are raised through radio and television auctions of rock memorabilia and entertainment packages, a series of concerts performed by both national and local acts, and corporate and individual donations.

Additional information on WHY and Hungerthon is available at In addition to raising funds for WHY, we will also be collecting non perishable food items for Monmouth Food Bank- bring two items and receive $2.00 off of admission at the door. Concert information is available from Jason Dermer of 3D Productions at 732-616-3463 or

The following acts will be performing:

7:30PM to 9:00PM
A Tribute to Harry Chapin
Scott Sivakoff and Dave Underwood, accompanied by Susan Shaw and Wayne Kessler, perform the music of singer/songwriter Harry Chapin. Both have played with the Chapin family, and are sometimes joined by members of Harry's original band.

Lazy Lightnin'

Playing the best of the Grateful Dead, close your eyes and Jerry's still smilin'....

10:30 PM-11:15PM
One-Eyed Jack Acoustic
Joe Boris and Gary Gallagher, the dual lead guitarists from one of New Jersey's hottest original jambands, in a rare acoustic performance with percussion by Jerry Klause

11:30 PM-1:30 AM
Stringbean and the Stalkers with Buddy Cage
Stringbean, aka Ken Sorensen, sings, plays harmonica and guitar. Accompanied by an amazing quartet of NJ shore musicians, this group of friends has developed into a powerhouse of extraordinary Blues grooves and musical energy guaranteed to make you swing your hips and put a very large smile on your face. They will be joined onstage by Buddy Cage, the renowned pedal steel player best known for his work with The New Riders of the Purple Sage.


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In 1972, Harry released Sniper & Other Love Songs. Thirty years would pass before the album would ever reach the CD format. Sniper was finally re-released in June, 2002.

Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

Sniper is for the seasoned Chapin fan. New fans would do better to check out Greatest Stories Live. But for Chapin fans who have reached the level of the Dance Band on the Titanic album, this is the next step. Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin. Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here. But the album works best for those ready for it; don't buy it until you are ready to appreciate it!