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Glass Harp Reunion; Raspberries' Wally Bryson To Sit In -- Maybe (Updated)

By admin Published: September 13, 2010

UPDATE: After receiving the official word posted below, I received a follow-up note saying it's not official that Bryson will play with Glass Harp. Doesn't mean he won't play. Or that he will. Just that it's no longer official, and therefore in the realm of maybe.

The official word: Glass Harp, the legendary 1970s progressive-rock band will reunite for a fund-raising concert for the Cleveland Heights-based education organization Roots of American Music (ROAM). Guitarist Phil Keaggy, Bassist Dan Pecchio and drummer John Sferra will perform Saturday, October 9, at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland), as part of ROAM’s annual Benefit for Education, which will also include a silent auction of many music-related items, and a dinner in the adjoining Beachland Tavern for VIP ticket holders.

Glass Harp recorded three studio albums for Decca Records, plus a live concert, recorded at Carnegie Hall, in the early 1970s. The group split up in 1973, when Keaggy decided to devote his time and talents to Christian rock. But the group has reunited a few times – including its concert two years ago for ROAM’s annual benefit – selling out venues to its large and devoted following.

For this concert Wally Bryson, lead guitarist of the Raspberries – Cleveland’s commercially most successful rock group, which scored several Top-10 hits on the national charts – will join Glass Harp for a set of Beatles songs to commemorate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.; the VIP party begins at 6:00 p.m.

Ticket details after the jump.

Seating for this event is extremely limited. For concert-only tickets, at $50 ($25 tax-deductible), call the Beachland at 216-383-1124.

For concert-only reserved seating tickets, at $75 each ($50 tax-deductible), call 216-321-9353.

VIP tickets – which include dinner in the tavern, valet parking, special concert seating, drink tickets – are $125 each ($100 tax-deductible). For VIP tickets or for corporate sponsorship information, call 216-321-9353.

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