A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be able to attend the Midwest Rock and Roll Express Tour, starring my favorite band Styx, plus REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.
Earlier I had the privilege to interview Hannah Shaw, daughter of Tommy Shaw, and the executive director of Rock To The Recuse, an incredible charity foundation sponsored by Styx. That night at the concert, I was able to met her - what a lovely young woman with a heart of gold!
|Me and Hannah!|
Hannah is such a sweetheart, and she really puts her heart into her job! The night of the concert, RTTR was raising funds for the North Texas Food Bank, plus victims of the West, Texas explosion.
Yesterday Rock To The Recue released a video that tells a little more about what they are doing and how they are making a difference. With Hannah's permission, I'm sharing that video here! Check it out!
"Rock to the Rescue is a project founded on the principle that our communities are stronger when we work together in mutual aid. Having played over 1500 shows in the last 14 years, Styx has been strongly connected with communities across the country. At each tour date, Rock to the Rescue partners with a local group to give back to the community through outreach, fundraising, and volunteer support.
What makes Rock to the Rescue so unique is that we work on a grassroots level with small groups, giving real support to real individuals who are creating positive changes in their communities. Rock to the Rescue is building initiatives in the areas of music education, animal welfare, and health and well being." - from RTTR's mission statement.
And for more information on Rock To The Rescue, visit their homepage at www.rocktotherescue.net
Here's a few more pictures from the concert!
|Tommy Shaw, J.Y. Young and Ricky Phillips|