Wow! A huge thank-you to all of the friends, family, fans and fellow musicians who participated in the Dave-Aid concert & dinner April 28, 2013, and helped make it a smashing success for my dad, guitarist Dave Iglar. It truly was a Rock-n-Roll Guitarnival! We welcomed about 240 people and did even better than expected raising money through ticket sales, raffles and the basket auction. Your heartfelt presence and support touched and honored Dave. It’s a day we always will remember.
Our musicians volunteered their time to put on legendary performances that made for an unforgettable concert for Dave. They are (in order of appearance):
Bill Ali Band w/ Matt Barranti (www.billali.com)
Miss Freddye & Her Band (on Facebook)
David Tauberg & Mike South of theCAUSE (www.thecausejams.com) & Rod Miller
Eugene Morgan (Eugene & the Nightcrawlers)
Gary Ripper (Bass Guitar)
Pete Hewlett & Scott Anderson (www.hewlettanderson.com)
Mark Charitan (www.myspace.com/theprowlersakron)
DeAnna Dawn Denning (www.deannadawndenning.com)
The Dave Iglar Band (www.daveiglar.com & Facebook)
Dave Iglar gave 110 percent and put on a helluva show, as usual. His inspirational words, peppered with his unique sense of humor, reminded us laughter and friends are the best medicine.
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing, hardworking staff of Dave-Aid volunteers who did an awesome job with the tickets, auction, raffles, American Cancer Society materials, setup and teardown:
Barone family (Cheri, Sam, Rachel & Dom)
Kim & Justin Gentile
Susan DeLuca & Vic Polk
Tam & Rod Miller
Gina Baker, Sally Baker & family
The Dave Iglar Band’s Mark DeMeno, Chuck Simon (email@example.com), D-Kat and, of course, Dave were instrumental (so to speak) in setting up and running the stage.
ARTISTIC & MUSICAL SUPPORT
Many thanks to Tom & Jean Reiland for their faithful support and assistance, and to Tom for recording video and helping with booking and promotions.
Artist Cheryl Adamson created a beautiful painting of Dave, and Tom Martin shot Dave’s promo photo. Phil DiGiacomo provided audio recording. Guitar and equipment care were courtesy of Michael Pellow and Mark Charitan.
Chroma Graphics in North Fayette (www.chromagraphics.biz) donated the Dave-Aid tickets and flyers, and they printed our band T-shirts and posters.
Auction and door prize donations came from the following:
Jack Lambert & Mick Cornuet via the Praha Hotel in Tarentum
David Katalin & Northern Beer Traders
Waddells Music Center in Wexford
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania
Greg Stewart & Sensible Organics
Lisa & Doug Baker
Amy Irwin & the Westmoreland Roller Derby
Shelley, Mary & Nick Williams
Dave Iglar Band
Gary Ripper (For his artwork, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jay Wooley & Wooley Bullys in New Brighton
Skindeep Tattoo Gallery
The following media outlets provided exceptional coverage of Dave-Aid:
Valley News Dispatch (Julie Martin) "Dave Iglar focuses on positive message of Harmar benefit show"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Scott Mervis) Local Scene: Dave-Aid
Beaver County Times (Scott Tady) Aiding a Local Guitarist
City Paper (Andy Mulkerin) Critic Pick: Dave-Aid
KDKA-TV News (thanks Drew Moniot) Segment aired on 11 o'clock Sunday news
91.3 WYEP-FM (Wrett Weatherspoon) Dave's "Laughin' in the Rain" aired on Saturday night blues show
So many of you have shown support, caring and generosity before, during and after the event. Dave appreciates it, and I’m sure it will go a long way toward his full recovery! We thank every single one of you!
How many ways can we say it? Thank you, merci, gracias…Rock on!
The Dave Iglar Band