MORRISTOWN, NJ - John Denver once said that music brings people together. The community is invited to come together for Morristown resident Tim Long and his wife JJ for a night of music. The benefit concert, presented by the Original Music School, aims to offset the huge medical expenses incurred. The "Part of the Family" benefit concert will take place Saturday February 27 at the Morris Plains VFW (45 Tabor Road) from 1- 5pm.
Last year Long was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 58. He underwent surgery and has been participating in extensive and varied treatments ever since. Although his prognosis is good, Long has physical limitations from the surgery and has been unable to return to work.
The Original Music School has volunteered their time, talent and music for the event. Attendees will hear music from:
Emmi Long, who has participated in Morristown's Got Talent and gigs around the tri-state area and she stuck out as the star she is in OMS' reality show, "Shut Up and Play." Emmi's great energy jumps from the screen and the stage and her voice is the only thing big enough to match it! You do not want to miss her show!
Jackie Rhoades is an alternative pop singer with an amazing stage presence. Her songs are at times all out raging dance fun that dare you to try to sit still, then she will sing the sweetest ode that will silence the room so that a pin drop will be startling. She has a way with a story and a melody and her arrangements are equally strong and entertaining.
Dr Scientist is the mastermind of Trevor O'Connor. They call their music alternative pop but that is a disservice to the music You will easily hear elements of pop, rock and even country music's greatest icons woven into their tapestry of guitar effects, driving drums and bass grooves and Trevor's inimitable vocal fireworks.Their songs are at once funny and sad, captivating yet liberating, and always entertaining. To add to this talent is Trevor's remarkably comfortable stage presence that makes the biggest hall feel like their putting on a show in their living room.