Local Concert Benefits Drewsville Head Start

The Friends of Head Start of Cheshire and Sullivan, NH counties recently hosted a second annual benefit concert at Alyson's Orchard banquet hall in Walpole, NH to benefit the Drewsville Head Start program.

Friends of Head Start is a 501 (c)3 organization, consisting of volunteers who help supplement the organizations' budget, to help support low-income families so their children have an equal opportunity to take part in pre- school education.

All the proceeds from this event went to support the Drewsville, NH Head Start program, which included just a $10 admission, along with various other give-aways including 50/50 raffles, door prizes and gift certificates.

The nights' musical entertainment was also steller, featuring the local bands Stonewall and Spectris, who provided the crowd with over a three hour mix of classic rock and metal covers, plus plenty of original material as well.

The local veteran trio Stonewall have been rocking throughout New England and beyond for several years now, and kicked off the festivities with their unique blend of raw, rockin' metal sound.

Featuring Josh Parker on guitar and lead vocal, Phillip Chiu on bass and backing vocals and Ryan Young on drums and vocals, Stonewall ripped through several classic covers-including a tough version of Danzig's "Mother" in which Spectris' bassist Josh Mosher invaded the lead vocal-while also mixing in several tracks from their 2008 debut release What If?, including the fan-favorite "Blessings For Pearls."

The Stonewall faithful were even treated to a couple of new songs, which will be appearing on the bands' up coming second release.

"We will probably release a three-song EP first," Josh Parker said in a pre-show interview. "With a plan to enter the studio in the fall to record the follow up. We also have a summer tour plan that is also in the works."

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