Roots of American Music benefit
Roots of American Music, the Cleveland Heights-based nonprofit, held a benefit on Demington Drive on Aug. 9. The organization takes local musicians into schools throughout Northeast Ohio and teaches the students about music and other subjects, using the music. The benefit featured some great musicians, including longtime Cleveland musician Charlie Mosbrook (pictured) and the Godot Quartet.
On Oct. 25, Roots of American Music will host a benefit for education at the Grop Shop. The Halloween-themed event will feature Faith and Whiskey as the headlining band. For more information about Roots of American Music, and a full list of upcoming events, visit www.rootsofamericanmusic.org.
James Henke, a Cleveland Heights resident, was a writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine for 15 years. He is also the author of several books, including biographies of Jim Morrison, John Lennon and Bob Marley.