Sandy Hook resident and singer-songwriter Darryl Gregory will be performing at Trinity Episcopal Church at their coffeehouse evening on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 7 pm. Donations will be accepted at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to The Wilson Gregory Cancer Fund.
Coffee and desserts will be served.
Darryl's nephew David Gregory and his wife Katie have two sons, ages 4 and 1. The youngest, Wilson, was diagnosed with high-risk, stage 4 Neuroblastoma in May 2013 when he was 11 months old. His parents noticed two small bumps behind his left ear and brought him to the ER expecting to be treated for an unresolved ear infection.
Instead, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare tumor of the nerve tissue that affects about 700 children each year.
“These moments happen every day I’m sure,” Mr Gregory posted on his blog in Noveember, “but when they happen close to home you stop and pay attention because it is your family being affected. I believe we are all family and when we become aware of need we should all step up and help in whatever way we can.”
In his music Darryl Gregory’s guitar sound is an amalgam of many different worlds and influences, yet it is still recognizable as American roots, rhythm and blues. His lyrics are evocative, telling stories that hook the listener with compelling melodies and beats that make toes tap and heads bob.
For this event Mr Gregory will be trying out some new tunes as well as performing songs from his two CDs, She and Big Texas Sky. Singer Wendy Berry will accompany Mr Gregory on vocals.
Trinity Episcopal Church is at 36 Main Street.
For additional information or in the event of bad weather that evening call 203-426-9070 or visit trinitynewtownct.org.