Billy Jonas Band to play benefit concert for Kids4Peace at the Altamont Theatre, Nov. 22

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From the musician’s team

Press release

Join award winning whimsical re-percussionist Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band on Sunday, November 22, 7pm, at the Altamont Theatre for the release celebration of their new recording ‘habayta (Homeward) – New Jewish Songs of Joy and Spirit’.

The lush and beautiful arrangements dig deep to explore of the primal roots and essence of Judaism, in ways relevant to all faiths. The intimate evening will consist of the debut music from ‘habayta’, and a jovial reception featuring delicious gourmet Lebanese food by Gypsy Queen Cuisine (included in the ticket price).

Profits will benefit “Kids 4 Peace”, an interfaith leadership camp for Israeli, Palestinian and American Teens.

Billy will be joined on stage by world-class musicians – global percussionist River Guerguerian and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser. To round out the vocal elements will be the rich and vibrant 4 part harmonies of the Billy Jonas Band members Ashley Jo Farmer, Sherman Hoover and Juan Holladay (leader of the Secret B Sides). Other special guests include Congregation Beth Ha Tephila Cantorial Soloists Sarah Kim Wilde and Seth Kellam.

Tickets are $36 which includes food and a reception.For further information and tickets visit: or 617-501-1983.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit:

Food provided by:

About Billy Jonas
Billy Jonas is a composer and performer/singer-songwriter, using voice, guitar, and “industrial re-percussion” instruments made from found objects. He has performed nationwide and abroad since 1987 and currently tours with his quartet, “The Billy Jonas Band,” which includes Ashley Farmer (vocals, percussion), Sherman Hoover (vocals, bass, re-percussion) and Juan Holladay (vocals, marimba, re-percussion). They were honored with an invitation to perform at the White House in 2010, as well as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Billy’s upbringing in the Jewish faith in Chicago, as well as his work at Temple Beth Ha Tephila in Asheville NC, have inspired and informed a host of original songs, liturgical settings, and prayerful/meditative practices, as well as a repertoire of standards. His 8th CD, ‘Habayta (Homeward)’ which is his first Jewish-focused one, comes out in November of 2015.

About Kids4Peace
Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace is an interfaith community of more than 1,800 Israeli, Palestinian and North American youth, families and educators working together for a better future. Through a network of local chapters and international camps, they provide a six-year, year-round educational program for Jewish, Christian & Muslim youth. Activities focus on interfaith dialogue, community building, leadership development, and nonviolent action.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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