Livingston Taylor Coming to Rhode Island for WellOne Fundraiser
Monday, October 15, 2012
The event, "Livingston Taylor In Concert," to be held at the Warwick Country Club at 6pm, will benefit WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, the oldest nonprofit community health center in Rhode Island. Tickets are $100 (including dinner and the concert) each and are on sale now.
Established in 1909, WellOne was the first rural health clinic in the nation, and historically has served as a pioneer in public health initiatives including its groundbreaking immunization and chronic disease management programs as well as a commitment to oral health care that dates back to the establishment of dental clinics in the 1920s.
WellOne’s mission is to provide high-quality primary medical and dental and behavioral health care to the residents of the communities that it serves. WellOne operates sites in Pascoag, Foster and North Kingstown serving 13,000 patients and treating residents from every city/town in the state. In addition, the organization provides on-site laboratory services, offers a sliding fee scale to qualifying uninsured patients, and operates a discount pharmacy program in collaboration with CVS for patients without prescription drug coverage.
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.
From top-forty hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman” both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads.
As a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989, Livingston shares his experiences and knowledge of professional touring with young artists, just beginning to hone their skills. His course, Stage Performance (I and II) is one of the most popular at the College, and it gives him the ideal forum in which to impart the lessons learned through his own career to a new generation of musicians. His book, Stage Performance, is drawn from those classes will be available this fall.
Tickets are $100/person including dinner and reservations may be made by mailing a check to: WellOne Foundation, P.O. Box 312, Pascoag, RI 02859. Livingston Taylor’s performance is made possible by a generous donation from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.
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