“Hungry for Music,” a grassroots-driven charity dedicated to bringing music into the lives of underprivileged children, will benefit from BMI’s Songwriters’ Showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington DC on October 28th. Brian Huber, whose upbeat and heartfelt songs are a perfect match for this benefit, will perform along with No Second Troy, Shane Hines, and Holly Montgomery. “I'm really looking forward to being a part of this benefit,” says Huber, “Music and playing an instrument has really enriched my life and I hope I can help bring that to others”.
Brian Huber is the kind of songwriter that can take anything and make it into a compelling, funny, or heartfelt song. Take “Snuggies,” born of a Christmas gift, it’s now a synth-powered catchy ode to the “thermal revolution”. Huber’s first solo album, Imagination of Ourselves, out December 14th, is bubbling over with songs written from little sparks of inspiration: a one-liner at a poker game, a stray thought about being on a desert island, the beauty of Yellowstone. Similar to the poppy swirl of bands like Of Montreal, Huber's music is infectiously catchy without ever dragging, and the focus always remains on themes of liberation, imagination, and most importantly, past and present relationships. His voice and sensibility is reminiscent of Ben Folds, with both the tender and funny, rendered honestly.
Hungry for Music’s mission is to inspire underprivileged children (and others) by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives. Since becoming a non-profit in 1994, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to thousands of people through its musical instrument donations, concerts, and workshops. They support their programs through memberships, benefit concerts and events, raffles, and the sale of Hungry for Music produced compact discs. For more information go to: www.hungryformusic.org.
Thursday, October 28th
BMI "Hungry for Music" showcase
Hard Rock Cafe - 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC
Door time: 7:30 PM
Show time: 8:00 PM
Cover: Donation to "Hungry for Music" Charity