To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of the classic album Big Star: #1 Record, benefit concert producers the Wild Honey Foundation and Big Star founder Jody Stephens will present a live performance of this LP, performed in its entirety and in order by Jody Stephen’s all-star ensemble.
Bonus songs from Big Star’s Radio City (“September Gurls”), Big Star’s Third, and Chris Bell solo material will also be performed. The event, a benefit for the Autism Healthcare Collaborative, will take place November 5th, 2022 at 8 p.m., at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. (Los Angeles metro area).
The Big Star #1 Ensemble includes: Jody Stephens (Big Star), Jeff Crawford, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Pat Sansone (Wilco), Charles Cleaver, Django Haskins, Brett Harris, Chris Stamey (The dB’s), Skylar Gudasz, and Audley Freed. Guest vocalists include Susanna Hoffs, The Lemon Twigs, Luther Russell, Chris Price, Jon Auer (Posies) and more TBA.
The Big Star Ensemble will be accompanied by Wild Honey Orchestra members: Kaitlin Wolfberg, violin; Eric KM Clark, violin 2; Lyn Bertles, viola; Emily Elkin, cello; and brass players Sarah Kramer, trumpet; David Ralicke, trombone/sax; and Nelson Bragg, percussion.
The Autism Healthcare Collaborative is an internationally recognized non-profit organization “committed to facilitating the medical and psychosocial stabilization of individuals and families living with autism”.
AHC offers innovative solutions for individuals with autism, across the spectrum and throughout their lifetime, through comprehensive case management, community outreach, advocacy, and education.
About the Wild Honey Foundation:
Since 1994, Wild Honey Foundation, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, has produced concerts, film screenings, online fundraisers, and live stream events to benefit autism treatment/research and members of the music community in need. Led by Paul Rock, David Jenkins, and Michael Ackerman, Wild Honey is a grass roots, volunteer organization dedicated to passing on the passion, creativity, and idealism found in rock, rhythm & blues, folk, classical, and pop music to future generations through cultural events of all types.