Join FixNation for “Whiskers in the Moonlight,” a charity music event featuring world-renowned guitar-player Carl Verheyen of Supertramp, country-music singer/songwriter Eileen Carey, and local sensation The Podunk Poets, on July 25th at The Autry in Griffith Park, with additional special guests to be announced.
Actress Morgan Fairchild will host the event, with additional celebrities and special guests coming on board for a night of music and community.
Event to include free parking, vegetarian/vegan food, cash bar, open gallery at the museum, photo opportunities, celebrity appearances, and camaraderie among members of the animal welfare community including rescuers and volunteer trappers.
VIP tickets include free hor d'oeuvres, drinks, gift bag valued at $40+, and access to VIP area with relaxed seating.
Sponsorships available. Visit www.fixnation.org/whiskersconcert-info for more details.
Carl Verheyen. In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with eleven CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Verheyen has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene. Carl has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres.
A much sought after studio musician, Carl plays on other artists’ CDs whenever his busy schedule permits. He has recorded and played with a virtual who’s who of the music industry. His vast collection of movie soundtrack and television credits is enviable. Carl was heard by 67, 000,000 people as a featured soloist at the 2009 Academy Awards. He will also be heavily featured in the forthcoming film documentary about the electric guitar, Turn It Up!
Carl has been voted “One of the Top 10 Guitar Players in the World” by Guitar Magazine, and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock Magazine. Lastly, Carl is the proud father to Greta, a FixNation client. Read their story here.
Eileen Carey. Eileen is one of California’s most popular Country singer-songwriters, can boast a multitude of awards and nominations over her four-album career. She has packed every venue she has played from the three Annual Summer Fests on Venice Beach for the Homeless, to the House of Blues Hollywood, and the honkytonks in Nashville. Recently nominated for Female Country Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly, Eileen’s #1 hit single “Bottle Your Crazy Up” and her almost viral music video of the same name, has now catapulted Eileen into the A-list of country music attractions.
Eileen, and her husband Joe, have been trapping and caring for homeless animals most of their lives. This benefit concert is a dream of theirs.
The Podunk Poets. The Poets are a rowdy, duet-fronted band with a unique sound inspired by honkytonk and classic country. They have been on the bill with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Merle Haggard, and Tim McGraw at Stagecoach, Ink-N-Iron, and LA Pride Festivals and have performed around the southwest at prestigious venues such as Hotel Café, House of Blues, Grand Ole Echo, and Pappy & Harriet’s.
When & Where
FixNation is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that supports Trap-Neuter-Return. The group, founded in 2007, provides a free, full-time spay and neuter clinic for homeless, stray and community cats, plus low-cost, spay and neuter services for tame pet cats. The group loans out humane traps to the public free of charge, provides training on how to humanely trap feral cats and kittens, offers guidance and information on long-term care and management for feral colonies and engages in extensive community outreach activities. For more information, visit www.fixnation.org.