“A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” Silent Auction Is Open

December 14th, 2009

xmas.jpgIt’s all coming together!

Tonight, I’m calling into Ralphie Aversa’s syndicated “Ralphie Aversa Radio Show” to talk “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3.”

Tomorrow, Chris Abad and I are dropping by Sirius Radio to talk some more before crossing the East River for rehearsal with Tony Maceli et all.

And Wednesday night at Pianos we officially release “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3,” our annual “A Holiday Benefit” for 826NYC. Chris Abad, Misty Boyce, Chris Cubeta, Bryan Dunn, Emily Easterly, Martin Rivas, Ruby Rivers, Bess Rogers, Casey Shea, Paula Valstein, Benjamin Wagner and Emily Zuzik will rock your holiday socks off.

As in years past, we’ve whipped together a terrific collection of silent auction items. Don’t sweat it if you’re unable to attend Wednesday’s show. Just send me an email with the item description(s) and your bi(s) by 8pm December 16th and I’ll be sure you’re are in the running! As always, thanks for supporting, “A Holiday Benefit.”

826NYC GIFT PACK
T-shirt and “Good & Evil” map from famed Brooklyn superhero supply story (and drop-in tutoring center), 826NYC. Opening bid $15.

AMBER RUBARTH COLLECTOR’S BOX
Hand-made, signed “Good Mystery” collector’s edition box from local breakout, Amber Rubarth. Opening bid $25

BESS ROGERS GIFT PACK
Signed “Travel Back” EP and t-shirt from local breakout, Bess Rogers. Opening bid $25.

EMILY ZUZIK CARE PACKAGE
Three signed CDs in a nifty bag from local breakout, Emily Zuzik. Opening bid $25.

CUSTOM LILYBUG GUITAR STRAP VARIETY PACK
Three hand-crafted, custom guitar straps from Ottawa’s Lilybug (lilybug.ca). Opening bid $30.

TONY MACELI MUSIC LESSON
One-on-one bass, guitar, piano or general music theory lesson from bass phenom (and Columbia University PhD) Tony Maceli. Opening bid $50.

“A HOLIDAY BENEFIT, VOL. 3” SIGNED CD SET
This year’s all-star CD signed by performers, plus signed solo CDs from each. Hours of awesome holiday music, plus autographs. Wow! Opening Bid: $50.

“A HOLIDAY BENEFIT, VOL. 3” ALBUM PRINT BY EMILY RAWLINGS
Award-winning Brooklyn arists Emily Rawling’s original “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” illustration on archival paper. Opening bid $50.

MARGARITA CLUB ONE-NIGHT-STAND WITH CASEY SHEA
Join famed Pianos Margarita Club founder Casey Shea for a night of all-you-can-drink, tequila-fueled fun. Who knows where you’ll end up!?! Opening bid $50.

“A HOLIDAY BENEFIT, VOL. 3” SIGNED GUITAR
Paul Westerberg Edition PW580 First Act guitar signed by all “Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” performers. Who knows? With enough practice, maybe you’ll end up on “Vol. 4.” Opening bid: $100.

CUSTOM BENJAMIN WAGNER SONG
Singer/songwriter Benjamin Wagner will write and record a song just for you. You can do everything (write and sing) or nothing at all! Then he’ll deliver it on a CD with custom artwork! Opening Bid: $100 (solo-acoustic) or $500 (full-band).

CHRIS ABAD & BENJAMIN WAGNER LIVING ROOM SHOW
Singer/songwriters Chris Abad and Benjamin Wagner will perform two acoustic sets in your living room! Opening bid $200 (plus travel outside NYC and a six pack).

You can download “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” on iTunes right now! And of course you can snap up our previous two efforts (“A Family Holiday” and “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II”) while you’re at it. Taken together, CD sales, downloads, events and silent auctions have driven nearly $5000 in donations for 826NYC (nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills).

Please visit www.aholidaybenefit.org and www.826nyc.org for more information.