Thursday, November 30, 2006

Benefit Concert for United Way

Guitar soloists, Tom Vinnedge and Kurt Morgan Dovenbarger will perform a mix of traditional covers and original songs at a concert to benefit United Way on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 7:30pm at the Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts in downtown Marshfield, WI.

Tom Vinnedge and Kurt Morgan Dovenbarger are local area residents who have recently relocated to the Marshfield area, bringing a wealth of musical experience with them.

Tom Vinnedge arrived in Marshfield from the Twin Cities. His recording credits include two LP’s. His first solo LP, "Lend Me Your Ear," was recorded at Orphane Records, and a second was recorded with Scarecrow Joe at Audio Images Studio in St. Paul.

Kurt Dovenbarger, a Marshfield native, resided in Madison and Milwaukee for the past 25 years. He has recently moved back to the area and will be performing locally.

A music school graduate, Kurt played professionally and taught private lessons in the Milwaukee area for 19 years. Working with a wide variety of bands incorporating rock, blues, country, wedding music, he has opened for such acts as Head East, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, The
Go Go’s. He is perhaps best known for his work with Three James Morgan, a Milwaukee-based rock band who released CD’s in 1999 and 2002. "There's no mistaking that these guys are ace players," exclaimed Scott Wooldridge, quoted in

Kurt currently plays solo and duo acts and has established a teaching studio in Marshfield. He hopes to expand the music scene in the Marshfield area and is looking forward to meeting new musicians and local talents.

Tickets to the benefit event will be $5 at the door, with proceeds going to Marshfield Area United Way. Event sponsored by Success Realty. For more information call the Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts at 715-389-8999 or visit The Center is located in downtown Marshfield at the corner of Third Street and Chestnut Avenue.