JAMESTOWN – Trinity Guitars will present it’s sixth regular episode of the Back Room Radio Hour on Thursday, March 6, which will be recorded and broadcast on WRFA 107.9 FM the following week.
Hosted by Bill Ward, the March show will present a host of regional Bluegrass artists celebrating the Lenten/Easter season with Bluegrass Gospel. Also featured on the show will be the Celtic duo, Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham.
This broadcast will also highlight Project Chacocente, an a project which began to move families out of the Managua, Nicaragua dump, La Chureca. Project Chacocente exists to educate and enrich the community it now has become. Many Chautauqua County residents, including Ward and his family, have visited the community.
The program will be taped in front of a live audience at 7 p.m. March 5 broadcast on 107.9 FM at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9. It will also be streamed on wrfalp.com.
ABOUT BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
Many denizens of the popular “Thursday night Bluegrass Jam at the Lakewood Legion” will be on hand. Some of the artists scheduled to appear:
- Matt Homan
- Steve Strom
- Amanda Barton
- Bill Ward
- Steve Eng
- Pat Corey
- Vern Ahlgren
- Don Strom
ABOUT SUE TILLOTSON AND JIM CUNNINGHAM
Sue and Jim have played music together for many years bringing a love of Celtic music and exciting instrumentation to their audiences. You will hear Sue on fiddle, whistle and vocals and Jim on guitar, bouzouki, cittern, Celtic harp and vocals.
ABOUT PROJECT CHACOCENTE
The featured service organization for the show is Project Chacocente, which began in January 2003, in response to the pleas of a high-school-aged youth delegation called the Mission of Peace.
“After visiting the vast, smoky wasteland of the Managua dump, the kids kept saying, ‘We have to do something,’” explains executive director Cheryl Avery. “At first, we tried to tell them how futile it would be to rescue people without the help of the government or a large NGO. But they insisted, and finally I stopped saying ‘But…’ and started asking ‘Why not?’”
While its primary goal is to transform the lives of these people who lived at the bottom of the social ladder, Project Chacocente’s secondary goal is to show that an NGO can successfully work with the poorest of the poor, and to share that model worldwide with other NGOs.
ABOUT BACK ROOM RADIO HOUR
Hosted by Chautauqua County musician Bill Ward and presented on select Thursdays at 7:00 pm from October to May at Trinity Guitars, 800 West Third Street. Each show features the live performances of two independent artists from the Chautauqua region. Each show will also highlight a community, regional or world service organization.
For more information or to reserve seats for the March 5 “Trinity Guitars’ Back Room Radio Hour” call Trinity Guitars at 716.665.4490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations may also be made by visiting trinityguitars.com or visiting the event’s Facebook page.