LIVE: The Nellies @ Caffe Lena, 4/6/14

Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Photographs by Tom Lindsay

Two of Nippertown’s finest roots-oriented outfits teamed up for a Sunday matinee and a good cause at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, donating their time and considerable musical talents at a benefit concert to raise funds for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation, a local charity that assists children who are battling Mitochondrial Diseases and raises awareness about these genetic disorders.

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Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer fronted the Nellies, while Kevin Maul dazzled on the dobro and bassist Gene Lemme anchored their back porch sound on the doghouse.

Meanwhile, M.R. Poulopoulos led Rebel Darling, as harmonicat Ryan Dunham and guitarist John Rice (both from the Red Haired Strangers) spiced up the songs with their musical contributions.

Rebel Darling

Rebel Darling

Karen Ann Gilpin

Karen Ann Gilpin

Peggy Lecuyer, Gene  Lemme and Kevin Maul

Peggy Lecuyer, Gene Lemme and Kevin Maul

MR Poulopoulos and Kevin Maul

MR Poulopoulos and Kevin Maul

Ryan Dunham

Ryan Dunham

John Rice

John Rice

Gene Lemme

Gene Lemme

Peggy Lecuyer

Peggy Lecuyer

MR Poulopoulos

MR Poulopoulos

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