May 9, 2012. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is hosting Greg Tamblyn, a comedic musician, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm to benefit F.A.R.M. Cafe. The concert will be held at St. Luke’s on 170 Council Street, Boone. Tickets are $12 for one or $20 for a pair and will be sold at the door.
F.A.R.M. Cafe is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community cafe that builds a healthy and inclusive community by providing high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources whenever possible. It’s a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means. Those who can pay more than the suggested donation will be encouraged to do so, so that others who cannot afford a meal can eat. Those who cannot pay may volunteer for an hour in exchange for a meal.
Award winning singer/songwriter Greg Tamblyn brings his humor, songs, and sideways overview on life to Boone. He’ll share his music and musings in this special evening benefit event which is “more than a concert, it’s a psycho-spiritual experience.”
About Greg Tamblyn
Tamblyn uses humorous personal stories and songs to reach his audiences. With songs like “The Shootout At The I’m OK, You’re OK Corral,” and “My Life is a Beer Commercial,” his feel-good shows are heavy on laughs. He sings about subjects ranging from modern relationships and cultural absurdities to forgiveness on the field of battle.
A brochure for Duke University Medical Center’s “Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit in Medical Practice” conference lists Tamblyn as a member of the seminar’s faculty. Where initials such as M.D. and Ph.D. follow the other presenter’s names, the listing for Tamblyn is followed by N.C.W., which stands for “No Credentials Whatsoever.” He jokes that his primary learning came from the “school of life,” and that he almost flunked out.
He was rated “Best Male Vocalist” in his hometown of Kansas City by The Squire Newspapers. As a professional songwriter in Nashville, he has appeared nationally on The Nashville Network, and had songs recorded by other artists from Canada to the Philippines. One of his own records, It’s Another Joyful Elvis Presley Christmas, was named “Christmas Single of the Year” in Cashbox Magazine.
Stories from his life and songwriting have been featured in several recent books, including Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backwards, by Brian Luke Seaward, Shelter For The Spirit, by Victoria Moran and Art and Soul, by Pam Grout.
“I love the messages you are spreading through your music,” said Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “I’m sure you are Chicken Soup for a lot of Souls out there in the world!”