Friday, January 22, 2016
Charlotte band turns 20th bday into benefit for fellow music vet
Many of Berger's musician friends and former bandmates from established Charlotte acts the Spongetones and Belmont Playboys, as well as members of the Mannish Boys will join Crisis along with Lenny Federal, Sheila Carlisle, and Donna Duncan to celebrate Berger and raise funds to help offset his mounting medical bills.
Berger started his first Charlotte garage rock band in 1966, so 2016 marks his 50th year in local music. He currently plays guitar and sings as leader of the Mannish Boys and he and photographer/author Daniel Coston co-wrote the book "There Was a Time: Rock n' Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina," which was published in 2013.
Crisis has released six albums over 20 years and has opened for the Smithereens, Don Dixon, the Spongetones, Jill Sobule, and Mitch Easter.
Tickets for Saturday's Jake, Rattle, and Roll concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Music starts at 9 p.m.
Posted by Courtney Devores at 12:13 AM