Wicked Good — in deed
Concert raises $1,800
The people of Haiti would likely have a difficult time comprehending the Maine-based humor of the Wicked Good Band, but those same people will have no difficulty appreciating the results of what that humor produced on Saturday night at the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church.
The Wicked Good Band, accompanied by Birdie Googins, the “Marden’s Lady” generated more than two hours of their special humor at a benefit concert for Haiti’s earthquake survivors. More than 130 people attended the concert in the church’s sanctuary and more than $1,800 was raised.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s mission to help the people of Haiti. Through Feb. 26, nearly $13 million had ben received for the UMCOR Haiti Relief effort. Click here for more information about UMCOR’s ongoing efforts: UMCOR. For more information and photos about Saturday’s concert, click here:
Led by the church’s own Stephen Bither, the Wicked Good Band, through banter, music and interaction with the audience, explored Maine’s sometimes quirky ways of life through subjects like road kill, lobster tomalley, “hunting” for clams at high tide, and work furloughs. Birdie offered her own twists, promoting herself as a “super model” and would-be Queen of the United States, and later joined the Wicked Good Band for their original song, “State ‘O Maine.”
In addition to Stephen on keyboard, the Wicked Good Band included Bill Schulz on washtub bass, Jere DeWaters on washboard, guitar and harmonica, Steve Purington on jug, John Battis on sax and Roger Snow on trombone.
Thank you to everyone to provided cookies, brownies, and cupcakes that were sold at intermission. The “treats” raised an additional $200 for the Haiti fund-raiser. And thank you to Stephen and Birdie for a memorable evening of entertainment and fun.
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Here are more images of Saturday night’s concert: