If you ever have picked up a guitar, or sat down at a piano, and tried to write the perfect song…or if you simply marvel at those who flirt with perfection… then you want to end your weekend at the Morristown United Methodist Church.
Sunday night concerts tend to be hard sells, but Don Henry’s 7 pm benefit show on April 6, 2014, should be well worth your time.
We’ve had the good fortune to hear this Grammy-Winning singer-songwriter on a number of occasions, and it’s always been both an inspiring and humbling experience.
Kathy Mattea scored a hit with Don’s Where’ve You Been, a ballad so poignant that handkerchiefs should be included with every concert ticket.
Don can make you laugh with tunes like B.F.D., or make you smile with the biker lullaby Harley. And Beautiful Fool may be the loveliest tribute to Martin Luther King in any medium, anywhere.
How did the church land this Nashville gem?
Like everything else in life, it’s who you know.
Don is pals with church member Kristin Moran and her husband, explained Vince Cattano.
Vince is organizing the church youth group’s mission trip to Appalachia this summer. The concert is a fundraiser for that project.
The church is striving to raise $22,000 to send 50 people in seven rental vans to Wyoming County, W. Va., for a week of home repairs for needy families. This will mark the church’s 28th year participating in the Appalachia Service Project.
Sunday’s concert also will feature the musical group Alathea, which has written a song about this mission work.
Admission is $15. Advance purchases are suggested, via email or by calling 973-727-5524. The church is at 50 S. Park Place.