Steve Earle & Friends @ The Town Hall

Steve Earle & Friends

The Town Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Three-time Grammy Award winning, New York-based folk/country/rock singer-songwriter Steve Earle has a six-year-old son living with autism. On Dec. 5, 2016, Earle headlined the second annual benefit concert at The Town Hall to benefit the school his son attends. The concert featured Steve Earle & the Dukes performing Earle’s 1986 breakthrough album, Guitar Town, in its entirety for the first time in New York in 30 years. The concert also featured performances by Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin and Matt Savage.

The concert started with Earle introducing Savage, an autistic jazz and classical pianist from Sudbury, Massachusetts. Colvin performed one song solo and six songs with Earle, Nash performed six songs, and then Earle and the Dukes performed the 10 songs from Guitar Town. The evening concluded with an ensemble encore of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Teach Your Children.”

All net proceeds raised by ticket sales were donated to the Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Formerly known as The McCarton School, the school was founded on the belief that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities. The Keswell …

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