Burgess Martin and Josh Keeling opened the evening's festivities with a twist on Martin's two instruments at once technique and his guitar tap method. Tonight was a debut of sorts, as Keeling also played two instruments at one time. Martin has long played two guitars at the same time and has even played guitar with a bow string, or using his special guitar tap method; however, tonight Keeling played bass guitar and acoustic guitar at the same time as Martin accompanied him by playing two guitars at the same time as recorded drum beats rounded out the musical set. What a great way to kick off the evening.
Arpad, a McPherson native who now lives in California, was in town for the annual high school reunion weekend. While in town, he was scheduled to play a private party on Saturday night at The McPherson Country Club for reunion weekend and also for the annual back to school ice cream social at St. Joseph's Catholic School on Sunday. On his way back home to California, Arpad has an engagement in Palm Springs and is looking forward to the possibility of playing at The Goodwill Games in 2016.
Concert For The Cause will be helping to host a show in McPherson at the band shell in Lakeside Park on Saturday, August 22 as a benefit for The McPherson Food Bank.