Channing & Quinn join benefit show

Caption text courtesy of Scott Saalman
National touring act Channing & Quinn will join Will Read and Sing For Food during a benefit show for Community Food Bank on Sunday.

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JASPER — Nashville, Tenn.-based duo and national touring act Channing & Quinn will join Will Read and Sing For Food during a benefit show for Community Food Bank from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo on the Dave Buehler Plaza at the Jasper Riverwalk.

The show concludes the Old Jasper Day festivities sponsored by Lions Club and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. The show will move to the nearby Jasper Train Depot if it rains.

Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since October 2011, has raised $27,325 for various community-related causes.

Will Read and Sing For Food players scheduled to perform at Sunday’s show are cott Saalman, Billie and Buddy Hart (Harts on Fire), Ed Walston and Brian and Jaime Bolin.

Channing & Quinn often tour the country in a rather unorthodox way. Past tours have consisted of Amtrak Train Tours and most recently a tour of the entire country while pulling and living in an airstream trailer.

“I saw them for the first time recently playing with Brian Vander Ark, who is the driving force behind the ’90s chart-topping group Verve Pipe (“The Freshman”). They blew me away with their unique musical style and well-crafted lyrics. Plus, they are very funny and personable on stage. They are a perfect fit for our show,” says Saalman, founder of Will Read and Sing For Food.

Channing and Quinn are touring to promote their new CD, “Temporary Things”. They will sell and sign their CD after the show. Vander Ark donated signed merchandise to help Sunday’s benefit show.

Channing and Quinn are based in East Nashville but originally met and began writing music in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, N.C.  In a live setting the two do the work of several musicians by playing guitar, ukulele, accordion, drums, glockenspiel, banjo and more.

You can also hear their music in film and television, recently adding to the soundtrack of “More Than Me” starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer.

Admission to Sunday’s show is a monetary or canned good donations for Community Food Bank. While some seating is available, lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.

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