Friends. Freedom. Food. Music. Parents. Children. Pets. Laughter. Emotions. And dozens of other things. Despite the virus, racial injustice, and many other challenges, we all have so much to be thankful for.
So join me (Bill Cohen) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday November 27 as I sing a unique concert of songs that express gratitude for all that we have. It’s the 7th year for this Thanksgiving-themed concert.
Playing piano and guitar, I’ll sing songs written by, made famous by, or inspired by, a wide variety of folks — John Denver, the Weavers, Phil Ochs, Louis Armstrong, Don McLean, and others. Even Johnny Appleseed, Jiminy Cricket, and the “old ladies” on the TV show, “Golden Girls.”
On several songs, Ann Fisher will add beautiful flute accompaniment, and Joe Lambert and Joanne Blum will add soothing vocal harmonies.
This year, for the first time, the program will be entirely online. Whether or not you’re a member of Facebook, you can see and hear the show by going to the Facebook page called “Bill Cohen Sings.” You can either search for that page online yourself, or you can click on this link, and hopefully that will connect you AT THE TIME OF THE CONCERT.
If you have a Facebook account already, just click that link.
**IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, YOU CAN STILL WATCH but you need to click 1 more thing! Once you click on this link (above) you will be asked to either log in or join. IGNORE THAT REQUEST! Instead, click anything else like Home, Events, Videos etc on the left hand column and the notice to login or join will go away! Then, you can watch us live AT THE TIME OF THE CONCERT! If you go early or another time, you can watch and listen to other Live concerts we have done.
Besides the music in the gratitude concert, we’ll hear some thoughtful quotes, reminding us of our many blessings. No sermons here but words of inspiration and emotion from sources as varied as Albert Schweitzer, Rod Serling, Gandhi, Einstein, and Buddha.
This is a free concert, but if you appreciate the songs and the message, we’ll be welcoming donations for a non-profit charity, International Medical Alliance of Tennessee. That’s the group that my wife Randi goes with to the Dominican Republic every February. The all-volunteer group of doctors, nurses, and medical students provides free medical care to impoverished, disenfranchised Haitian workers who live and work just inside the D.R. border. Randi serves as the group’s interpreter, bridging the language gap between the Spanish-speaking patients and the English-speaking medical workers. During the show, we’ll tell you how to donate electronically, or you can send a check to: IMA of Tennessee, 547 S. David Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922
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