Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash and Willie Nile will be among the performers at Steve Earle’s seventh annual John Henry’s Friends benefit concert, taking place at Town Hall in New York, Dec. 13. Earle will perform with his band The Dukes, and The Mastersons and Matt Savage are also on the bill.
Proceeds will benefit New York Keswell School, for children with autism.
Earle is presenting the show in partnership with City Winery, and VIP packages will go on sale Oct. 27 at citywinery.com. The general on-sale will be on Nov. 5.
According to the City Winery website, Springsteen, Cash and Nile will all play short sets, and the benefit’s cause “is a topic dear to Steve, as his son, John Henry, attends the school.”
Earle also told RollingStone.com, “The John Henry’s Friends concerts are obviously a labor of love for myself as well as an expression of the generosity of all the performers who have suited up and showed up over the years. I’m especially grateful for this year’s new friends, my neighbor Willie Nile, my old friend Rosanne Cash and my hero Bruce Springsteen.”
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