Last night, many gathered at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts to pay tribute to Dan Fogelberg and raise awareness for prostate cancer. Dan died in 2007 of prostate cancer.
Joe Ed Coffman was influenced by Dan’s music and wanted to do something in his honor; and so the Friends of Fogelberg was formed. The first tribute concert was 2008, and last night brought together 20 local musicians to the stage for the 2010 Dan Fogelberg Tribute in memory of Jim Holston. On June 18, 2009, eight months after the 2008 concert, Jim died of prostate cancer at age 65.
The crowds last night were excited and responsive, and the band played on with a well organized set of Dan Fogelberg songs. With 20 musicians on the stage, they traded off harmonies, spotlights, and lead guitar solos to a crowd that ate it up. This concert brought so much talent to the stage as volunteers, giving of their time and love of Dan Fogelberg, it showed in their presence.
Dr. Richard Kibbey, Holston’s urologist and himself a prostate cancer survivor, hosted this year’s event. He spoke of the research and progression of testing prostate cancer, and how important it is to see your doctor. Dr. Kibbey also joined in on the microphone and sang with the gang to a rousing applause.
Friends of Fogelberg Musicians and bands: Anderson, Flesher & Key, Mike Fuller, Kim Loe, Bob Hopkins, The Soulbreakers, Maggie Scales, Joe Ed Coffman, Charlie Roberson, Madison Jackson, James Davis, Insufficient Funds
The final tally of funds raised for the Harrington Cancer Center are still being compiled. Safe to say, the Friends of Fogelberg out did themselves from 2008.
Concert Photos and Article by Cathleen Tyson.
The SoulBreakers are a rhythm & blues band from Amarillo, Texas. They have performed over 500 shows since they began back in March of 1996. Collectively they have over 125 years musical experience. Over the years, the members have performed on shows with many of the greats of the music industry, including ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Huey Lewis & The News, Jonny Lang, Ian Moore, The Ventures, Muddy Waters and many more. Their most recent CD release is “Black & White Blues,” which features original material as well as a few popular standards. The following is an excerpt from an article in the Amarillo Globe-News by Shanna Foust-Peeples: “Watching the SoulBreakers play is a lot like watching your next door neighbor get up and start performing well-polished magic tricks. (more…)
Dan Fogelberg performs Bones In The Sky on A&E Spotlight Colorado with a full orchestra accompaniment.
Concert tonight. 7:30pm Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo, Texas
Friends of Fogelberg – Tribute Concert to Dan Fogelberg
All proceeds go to the Harrington Cancer Center
The last time – and first time – “Friends of Fogelberg” was at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, Holston was the master of ceremonies. Read More.
By Jon Mark Beilue
Someone should wear some Christmas musical socks Thursday night at the “Friends of Fogelberg” concert to benefit prostate cancer. Then at the most inopportune time, have them play “Jingle Bells.”
Jim Holston would have liked that. He would laugh out loud. In fact, it happened to him – at a funeral around Christmas one year.
“I think it was during prayer time, but he accidentally hit his foot and his sock started playing ‘Jingle Bells,'” said friend Pam Webb. “Well, he looked around like, ‘Oh, please, who did that?’ Jim relaxed, and dad gum if he didn’t do it again. So typical. He never had lemons, only lemonade.”
The last time – and first time – “Friends of Fogelberg” was at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, Holston was the master of ceremonies. (more…)