Morris Higham Management brought “Songs for a Cause” to Joe’s Pub in New York City on March 10. Presented by City National Bank, the inaugural show in this year’s benefit series featured Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Ryan Griffin, and Luke Laird. Over $4,000 were raised with proceeds benefitting TJ Martell Foundation’s Phran Galante Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research.
The evening of music in the round was the first of three shows planned for 2020 at Joe’s Pub. Morris Higham Management will host additional “Songs for a Cause” events in August and October this year. More details will be announced soon.
“Songs for a Cause” follows last year’s “Morris Higham Presents at The Bluebird Cafe” series which supported various industry charities including CMA Foundation, MusicCares and ACM Lifting Lives and raised over $7,000.
“We lost Phran Galante, a dear friend to me and so many others last fall. She was fiercely passionate about the work being done by a number of charities in our community and was a tireless champion for them. To be able to support TJ Martell with a gift to the fund named in Phrannie’s honor means a lot to our team,” shares Morris Higham partner and president Clint Higham.
“We started this series at the Bluebird last year as a way to give back to our incredible industry partners and support all they do to sustain the future of country music,” Higham continues. “This year we plan to continue in that spirit but wanted to take the music to New York City and spread the love. The goal remains the same though, supporting the incredible work being done by organizations like TJ Martell that provide aid to our industry family in times of crisis.”