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Pat Terry Benefit Concert

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Anderson First Baptist Church

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Anderson, SC 29624

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Pat Terry Benefit Concert
October 27, 2017 Anderson First Baptist Church Chapel, Anderson, SC
Proceeds to support Touch the Future’s Magic Flute Program
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Concert Begins: 7:00pm

When singer/songwriter Pat Terry takes the stage, he brings his history with him. Those who followed his music in the seventies and early eighties will recognize the songs that inspired young audiences, and blazed a trail for the new and rapidly growing Christian Music genre. Others may recognize the country hits he authored throughout the next two decades, just another step in Terry's diverse musical journey. Indeed, the last 35 years have been quite a trip for a songwriter who credits The Beatles 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show as the initial catalyst for his desire to make music. Six years after that British invasion, a new found Christian faith added another layer to Terry’s creative direction, and was reflected in the work that followed. Starting in 1973, Terry wrote and recorded six albums with his own Pat Terry Group, one of the pioneer groups of the first wave of the then fledgling Contemporary Christian Music genre. Several of his songs from that era became CCM standards, including “Home Where I Belong”, which has been covered by a diverse list of artists from pop singer B.J. Thomas, to current gospel favorites, The Gaither Vocal Band. The eighties found Terry in a more rock oriented mood. With legendary artist/producer Mark Heard behind the boards, he recorded three ground breaking solo albums which redefined his sound and brought in a whole new generation of fans. Then in 1986, Terry took a hiatus from touring and turned all his attention to songwriting, which landed him squarely in the middle of Nashville’s music community. From the nineties to the present day, his songs, including three number one country hits, have been recorded by a variety of country superstars, including, Travis Tritt (‘Help Me Hold On’), Tanya Tucker (‘It’s A Little Too Late’), and Sammy Kershaw (‘National Working Woman’s Holiday’). Other artists who’ve covered Terry’s songs include Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, John Anderson, and Tracy Byrd. Coming full circle, Terry has recently gone back to his singer/songwriter roots, releasing his own new CD entitled, “Laugh For A Million Years”. The album features 11 new songs, including his own version of “Someplace Green”, which was recently made popular by “The Oak Ridge Boys”.

Performing an intimate solo/acoustic show, Terry will appear in concert at Anderson First Baptist Church Chapel, 307 S Manning Street, Anderson, SC on Friday, October 27th. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with show beginning at 7 PM. Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite. The concert will benefit Touch the Future’s Magic Flute program, enabling individuals with disabilities to make beautiful music like never available.

Touch the Future is a 501(c)3, charitable organization (www.touchthefuture.us) that provides access to assistive technology and other services to individuals with disabilities, seniors, disabled Veterans, and others who are disadvantaged so that they can achieve life goals. Donations to help acquire Magic Flutes that will support local school music programs can be made at: http://www.touchthefuture-onthespot.us/project/magic-flute-2/

The Magic Flute is an electronic wind instrument with a special purpose. A wonderful sounding instrument in its own right, it is conceived to be played without the use of the hands, making it practical for people with disabilities to make beautiful music. Since the sound of the instrument is produced electronically and played through amplified speakers, it is also a terrific instrument for people with pulmonary dysfunction. Not only does it reduce the physical challenge of playing an instrument, but it is amazing to see how quickly a complete novice can produce interesting music. Since the instrument lends itself to beautiful improvisation, as well as performing music written for it, it is very useful in many therapy and education settings, including very young players and musicians with lower cognitive levels.

Contact Sandy Hanebrink, Touch the Future Inc., Executive Director at 864.221.4011 or Greg Wilson at 864.353.3980 for more information.

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