Benefit Concert: A Heart for Shemere Perry
January 20, 2019 7:30 PM
General Admission: $15
Steff Mahan, Diane Durrett and Hannah Thomas will be performing the Writers in the Round - all proceeds are going to Shemere. These funds will help her and her 13y/o daughter through their journey of a heart transplant for Shemere. She has Congestive Heart Failure and has been doing everything right since first diagnosed in 2005. Her heart is tired and just can't pump that blood like it used to. In 2018, she's progressed from a defibrillator to a pacemaker, had to cut her work back to minimum hours just to survive, in turn, lost her medical insurance, her house, her car and she and her daughter have taken everything else they have left and moved into a 1 bedroom apartment.
For more of the story, please visit: www.gofundme.com/turn-heart-light-on-for-shemere.
PLEASE COME OUT, ENJOY OUR SHOW AND SUPPORT OUR FRIEND!! LET’S TURN ON OUR HEART LIGHT ON FOR HER
“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. Winner of the 2015 ‘Peoples Choice Award’ by the Atlanta Blues Society, as a well as awarded the ‘Best Self-Produced Album’ representing Atlanta in the International Blues Challenge. “Soul Suga’ & Diane Durrett” received national & international attention charting in the Top 10 of the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues chart.
The first thing you notice when you meet Steff Mahan is that she feels like an old friend – albeit a very gifted one. From the very beginning of her career, Mahan has told their stories - of family, the drive to pursue dreams despite the odds, the magic of falling in love, the pain of surviving broken hearts, and the singular joy of finding love again.
Hannah Thomas has been playing professionally for more than a decade, touring with Indigo Girls and opening for or sharing the stage with Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), Terri Clark, Lydia Loveless, Chely Wright, Michelle Chamuel, Capital Cities, Shawn Mullins, Michelle Malone, Randall Bramblett and more.