Led Zeppelin III and Presence

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9pm
8th annual "Wish You Were Here" Benefit Concert
Maple Tree Cafe
781 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-1297
Price: $10
A limited number of tickets are available for purchase in advance.
Please text 860-550-4658 or e-mail sport33dj@gmail.com

An "all-star band" will be performing both of the "Led Zeppelin III" (1970) and "Presence" (1976) albums
in their entirety at the eighth annual "Wish You Were Here" concert,
to benefit the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The "all-star band" will include drummer Andy Chatfield (of Stanley Maxwell and The Future Heavies), guitarist Jeff Howard (a founding member of The McLovins), guitarist Matt Splain (of Jean-Claude Trans/Am), keyboard player Glen Nelson (of Spaghetti Cake and High Adventure), guitarist Shawn Persinger (of The Future Heavies, Prester John, and Boud Deun), bassist Joe Casillo (of 11twelve13 and The Luck Pushers), lead vocalist Sarah LeMieux (who also sang at the performance of "Led Zeppelin I" and "Led Zeppelin II" in 2015), harmonica player Joe Neckbone, and backup vocalist Samantha Hatch.

The "Wish You Were Here" events are benefits for the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made directly to the Main Street Foundation in care of the AJR Nocera Memorial Fund. Any support you can provide this cause will be greatly appreciated.


Led Zeppelin I and II

At the seventh annual "Wish You Were Here" benefit concert on Friday, July 17, 2015 at The Maple Tree Cafe in Simsbury, Connecticut, an "all-star band" performed both of the "Led Zeppelin I" and "Led Zeppelin II" albums from 1969 in their entirety. The "all-star" band included drummer Andy Chatfield of "Stanley Maxwell", guitarist Jeff Howard, harmonica player Chris DePino, keyboard player Glen Nelson, guitarist Shawn Persinger, vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill (of The Future Heavies), bassist Joe Casillo, and vocalist Sarah LeMieux.


Blood on the Tracks

On Saturday, July 13, 2013 at The Main Pub in Manchester, Connecticut, an "all-star band" performed Bob Dylan's
"Blood on the Tracks" as well as the "Led Zeppelin IV"
albums in their entirety.

You can watch the entire "Blood on the Tracks" set on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.

The "all-star" band featured drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino from "Stanley Maxwell," New York-based vocalists Johanna and Julie Corbalis, harmonica player Chris DePino, and guitarists Jeff Howard and Matt Splain (from Dirty Sanchez).

 

 




Black-Eyed Sally's

"Stanley Maxwell" and all-star guest musicians celebrated the 35th birthdays of drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford, Connecticut. The group also celebrated the April birthdays of vocalists Johanna, Julie Corbalis, and Christine Paluf. The featured guest musicians included guitarist Jeff Howard, guitarist Matt Splain and drummer James Anderson from the band "Dirty Sanchez"; Stanley Maxwell's keyboard player Evan Green and saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia; and Stephen Haynes (from Shack) on trumpet.

By special request, the concert included a reprise of the group's January 2012 performance of the album "Led Zeppelin IV" in its entirety, in celebration of David and Sharon Nocera's 30 year wedding anniversary. Here is footage from that set on YouTube:




Led Zeppelin IV
At the fourth annual "Wish You Were Here" benefit dinner on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Franco American Club in Bristol, Connecticut, drummer Andy Chatfield and bassist Mark Crino of "Stanley Maxwell" performed the album "Led Zeppelin IV" in its entirety as part of an "all-star" band with vocalist Johanna, guitarist Jeff Howard, vocalist Julie Corbalis (who also sang backup vocals on Stanley Maxwell's performance of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in 2010), guitarist Matt Splain, and harmonica player Chris DePino.

You can watch the entire "Led Zeppelin IV" set on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.

In addition to "Led Zeppelin IV," the group also performed songs by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Sonny & Cher, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Concrete Blonde, and Brandi Carlile.


Houses Of The HolyAt the third annual "Wish You Were Here" benefit dinner, held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Marinelli's Supper Club in Burlington, Connecticut, "Stanley Maxwell" performed Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" album in its entirety with special guests Johanna on vocals and Jeff Howard on guitar.

You can watch the entire "Houses of the Holy" set on the YouTube playlist below, filmed by Brian Freeman.

The show also celebrated the 10th anniversary of "Stanley Maxwell" (the group was started in January 2001). Following the performance, "Stanley Maxwell" started an indefinite hiatus.



At the sixth annual "Wish You Were Here" benefit dinner, the group performed Pink Floyd's sixth album "Meddle" in its entirety. At the fifth annual dinner in 2013, the group performed Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety, 40 years after the classic record's original release. At the second annual dinner in 2010, the group performed Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here" in its entirety. At the first annual dinner in 2009, the group performed Pink Floyd's album "Animals" in its entirety.

Click here for more information about those Stanley Maxwell plays Pink Floyd projects.


The "Wish You Were Here" events are benefits for the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations to the AJR Nocera Memorial Scholarship Fund can also be made directly to the Main Street Foundation - checks should be made payable to Main Street Community Foundation; in the memo write in "AJR Nocera Memorial Fund". Any support you can provide this cause will be greatly appreciated.

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