Concert For Peace/Friday Aug.2/Hudson Music Festival

It took many months of preparation for myself and colleague Jennifer Boire to organize Aug.2 /2013 Concert For Peace, and it really paid off with a packed tent, standing ovations and chants of "more, more!", even after a 3 hour long event! A big hit at the Hudson Music Festival, a huge thanks goes out to all the talented artists, volunteers, and the sponsors Jarislowsy Fraser, Telus. Hawksebury Ford and the Hudson Music Festival for making this the success it was! (Beneficiaries NOVA Hudson and )
Truly a night to remember! Via facebook and email, here's what folks had to say....

Scott Lawrence: (HMF organizer):
 "The Grand Gala Concert for Peace put together by Sonja Ball was an event unsurpassed at this year's Hudson Music Festival. We were blessed with some of the best talent in Quebec... and we are absolutely thrilled by the response it has received from all who attended..."

Jacques Nolin: ( sponsor/musician) 
"It was a thrill for me to see everybody coming together, musicians, volunteers, the HMF organizing team – everybody had a smile on their face...For the price of the event, it was quite an impressive roster of talent, above the usual..."

" It was soul nourishing!!
  Definitely got my money's worth, I've been saying all day, I would have easily paid a whole lot more for the fabulous experience I'll never forget!!!"  Shelley Hall 
Wow! What a great show by an amazing line up of musicians with great sound and visuals on the giant screen. Like Nanette said, we were very spoiled. " 

" Thank you Sonja and gang for a very entertaining evening and all for a great cause. Can't wait till next year. Cheers! "  Yervant Stepanian
Absolutely beautiful concert, great talents, and generous musicians... We love it..". Sylvie Pelletier
"  Fabulous glad I went."  Kate C.
 " Blew us away!!!! Sonja Ball has such a soulful voice and Jacques and Roger are soooo talented too!!!! Made my summer!!!! "  S.H. 
 " What a show! Probably the highlight of the Hudson music festival!! The songs were great, the sound was great and the musicianship totally pro!!!!"  Chuck
Concert photos (left to right):
Yours truly & Sweetfield ( Guitarist/writer Roger Sarazin, bassist/vocals Carl Rufh, harmonica/vocals Craig Miller, guitarist/writer Jacques Nolin, drummer David Devine ) kicking things off.
- Piano virtuoso Jeff Fisher 
- Quebec Blues/Rock guitar legend Jimmy James 
- Mississippi Lady Marmalade herself, Nanette Workman here with... 
- multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/producer Jeff Smallwood 
- Percussionist/showman extraordinaire Zale Seck from Senegal, performing with his nephew Asan Byseck and fabulous drummer/showman David Devine, had the whole tent dancing!

Cafe Namasthe / open mic night / Friday June 21 / 7:00pm

Come on down to Lambton Street in Ormstown, Quebec TONIGHT for a set of original feel-good, foot stompin' music with Sonja Ball & Sweetfield. Featured will be Roger Sarazin on guitar, Carl Ruhf on bass and Craig Miller on harmonica.

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