The fifth and final A Holiday Benefit compilation dropped December 14th at a raucous, epic celebration featuring performances from Chris Abad, Misty Boyce, Bryan Dunn, Casey Shea and Benjamin Wagner plus Caleb Hawley, Mary Bragg, The Stone Lonesome, The Vanity Belles, Paula Valstein, and many more. The group raised nearly $2500 for 826NYC in one night! Five CDs, seventy-four songs, and thousands of downloads since its inception in 2007, A Holiday Benefit has raised nearly $20,000 for 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting inner city students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Over the course of five years, A Holiday Benefit has featured repeat performers Benjamin Wagner, Chris Abad, Casey Shea, Bryan Dunn and Misty Boyce, plus burgeoning national talent Amber Rubarth, Bess Rogers, Ian Axel, Rachel Platten, Wakey! Wakey!, Rosi Golan, Chris Cubeta, Paula Valstein, Astoria Boulevard and dozens more. The annual compilation record and rock show began in 2007 when singer/songwriter pals Benjamin Wagner and Chris Abad and bandmates Tony Maceli and Ryan Vaughn gathered a handpicked group of New York City musician friends to create, A Holiday Benefit.
Chris Abad - Maybe This Christmas
Astoria Boulevard - The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
Martin Rivas - Xmas At 78 RPM
Misty Boyce - Merry Christmas, My Love
Mary Bragg - Jingle Bells
Bryan Dunn - Christmas In Prison
Caleb Hawley - Santa's Just A Hippie With A Beard
Greg Mayo - Every Day Is A Holiday
Casey Shea - Worst Christmas Ever
The Stone Lonesome - Holiday Road
Chrissi Poland - Another Lonely Christmas In New York
Benjamin Wagner - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Download all five "Holiday Benefit" CDs below via iTunes.
© 2011 A Holiday Benefit