Be a Part of Torrington's Musical History
You read on our site how Sarah Barrios and Tracy Walton were in the running in their respective categories for the New England music awards and we asked you to help by voting. You supported these hometown musical heroes because you valued what Tracy and Sarah have created musically for our community. At the awards ceremony on 2/22/2014 Tracy came in second place in his category and Sarah Barrios won Best New Act! Torrington is proud of what both of these performers have done to shine a positive light on our city.
Sarah came back to Torrington and visited WAPJ this week to thank her supporters and she treated the listeners to a wonderful performance of "Hey Ray Bans". As you may already know, Sarah's work has been performed live in concerts and at radio and tv stations and of course on youtube but now Sarah needs your help to create her first album. Through a program called rockethub, she has created special gifts to thank her supporters when they contribute to this endeavor. From a handwritten thank you note, to signed photos, to a download of the EP or CD when it's released OR, for those who can help in a larger capacity, even a personal SKYPE concert! Every contribution from $5 to $500 will be appreciated and is needed. YOU can be a part of this experience just as you were there to help Sarah win the award. You will be a part of New England's Best New Act's first EP because you will help fund it to make it a reality and you'll get a wonderful gift in return!
For the next 14 hours there is a matching donation of 1,000. So if 40 people select the contribution level of 25 dollars not only will they receive the thank you and signed card, and EP, their contribution will be MATCHED by another donor! This will help make the EP a reality. You can not only get Sarah's first EP...you'll be a part of making it happen with a signed thank you from the artist herself. That's being a part of Torrington's musical history. I know we can all make it happen!
Image Credit, image of Sarah at WAPJ singing, Sarah at the NE Music Awards and Sarah with hosts Barrie Soucy and Holly Pond of WAPJ
About The Author
J. Timothy Quirk is a cartoonist whose work is seen in newspapers in NY and NE and online on Ann Nyberg’s Network Connecticut. He is one of two administrators for the T-Town Torrington Chatter facebook group and facilitates the Cash Mob there. J. Timothy is active in the arts/culture community in Torrington and is documenting the community in his blog, Nutmeg Chatter.