Behind the doors of Carroll Place, patrons rocked out to the music of a former New York Yankee and music legends during the Rock and Blues Charity Concert last week. Benefiting the Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Foundation, performers included Bernie Williams, Jay Jay French, Tabitha Fair and more.
After hanging up his iconic Yankee jersey, Williams joined The Pink Slip Blues Band with his acoustic guitar. Other members of the group include Benny Harrison of The Rascals, Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, Tabitha Fair of Sting and music producer Bob Held. The band was the headline act at the new Bleecker Street hotspot. Singing a special duet of Sam and Dave’s song When Something is Wrong With My Baby, Fair and Harrison were some of the many stars of the night.
Before The Pink Slips took the stage, one of New York’s premiere classic rock band, Deep C Revival, got the audience pumped for the long night of drinks, music and of course, supporting a worthy cause. The powerful voices of Alisa B. Anderson and Andrea Watts delivered outstanding covers of rock music hits, including What’s Going On with a mix of rap twist to the song. Regularly touring with likes of Prince, Queen and Meatloaf, Deep C Revival left many wanting to hear more. [Check out our Video clip here]
The former legendary rock and blues venue, Kenny’s Castaway, is now known as Carroll Place and is entering a new era of live music presentation. Leading off the new era was the benefit concert and proceeds raised are dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory diseases of the eye. One of the main goals of the foundation is to deploy properly trained ocular immunologist throughout the world and provide education and emotional support for effected patients.
From Deep C Revival to The Pink Slips Blues Band, the music coming out of Carroll Place was electrifying and attendees just wanted to keep hearing the music and enjoy the night.
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