Briefs: OA VH1 Concert March 20, 2009

VH1 Save the Music at Willow Pond to feature California alt-rocker

Piano-based California alt-rocker Andy Frasco is playing a VH1 Save the Music benefit concert on Thursday, March 26, at Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast. 

Local musician Cullen Purser will open for the intimate concert.

Frasco, a young 20-something, has performed with bands such as Hellogoodbye, Berlin, Tyler Hilton, Butch Walker, Gavin Degraw and others. He has been compared to pop singer Jason Mraz.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education,” according to

“We love what we do and it’s for a great cause so we’re having a great time,” Frasco said about the VH1 tour in an interview on “We’ve been getting a great response.”

Frasco is performing 50 benefit concerts in 60 days through 33 states.

VH1 Save the Music provides grants supporting music education in 72 public schools in Colorado, according to a news release from Lifeline Promotions, the concert’s promoter.


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