Avant-Garde Dogs raising money for Ethiopia
MIDDLEBURY — Local favorites the Avant-Garde Dogs will fill American Flatbread in Middlebury with danceable rock ’n’ roll this Wednesday, Nov. 9, in a benefit from 6:30-9 p.m. that aids orphaned children in Ethiopia.
For every pizza purchased during the evening, a portion will be donated to the Global Family Initiative’s Betasab Project, which provides permanent homes for orphaned and vulnerable children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. The project also supports underprivileged children in the city as they struggle to stay in school. The nonprofit Global Family Initiative helps orphaned children and vulnerable women in developing countries gain access to education, healthcare, and stable family lives.
With twin rock guitars, harmony vocals and world-music percussion, the Avant-Garde Dogs put their own spin on tunes by songwriters likeLucinda Williams, Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn and more. The band includes Liz Cleveland, guitar and vocals; Jim Keating, guitar and vocals; Fred Lower, guitar and vocals; Sam Blagden, bass and vocals; Doug Wilhelm, congas, harmonica and vocals; and Liam Murphy, drums.