Be Here Now: A Benefit for Roy “Poncho” Hurd @ Caffe Lena, 9/3/10

September 2nd, 2010, 11:59 am by Greg

Roy Hurd

Roy Hurd

On the night of Wednesday, July 21, the home of Adirondack singer-songwriter Roy Hurd burned to the ground. (More info.) He and his wife Amy lost everything in it – including musical instruments, recordings, artwork and his newly completed recording studio.

On Friday evening at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, friends, fans and fellow musicians will join together to raise money to help them through this troubled time.

Donating their time and talents to this benefit concert are Christopher Shaw, the Stony Creek Band, Kay Olan and Joe & Jesse Bruchac. Joe Bruchac will also serve as the emcee for the evening’s presentation.

The performance begins at 8pm on Friday. Suggested donation is $20, and all proceeds will go directly to Roy and Amy.

If you can’t make it to the show but would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to Southern Adirondack Musician’s Fund, and write “Roy Hurd” on the memo line.

Checks can be sent to:
Southern Adirondack Musician’s Fund
240 Parker Road
Corinth, NY 12822


Singer-Songwriter Roy Hurd Loses Home to Fire

July 23rd, 2010, 1:10 pm by Greg

Roy HurdSinger-songwriter Roy “Poncho” Hurd and his wife Amy Kohanski were left homeless after a fire raged through their Adirondack home on Wednesday evening.

The historic two-story home in Lake Clear in Franklin County was more than 125 years old and also housed Hurd’s studio. The house has been reported as a complete loss, and Hurd also lost musical instruments, recordings and artworks.

Read Kim Smith Dedam’s story in The Press Republican.

Hurd is a popular Adirondack singer-songwriter, who has been playing on the regional folk circuit for many years. He performed at one of his regular haunts, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, just last month. His songs have been recorded by numerous country music stars including Jo Dee Messina and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Nori’s Village Market in Saranac Lake has established a relief bank account for any donations. Friends and fans can help out with any financial aid to Hurd and Kohanski in their time of need by making a check out to Nori’s Village Market c/o Amy Kohanski and Roy Hurd. The checks can be deposited at any Adirondack Bank branch, or they can be dropped off at Nori’s.

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