Nancy Lyons: (603) 869-3326
Liza Poinier: (603) 271-3211
October 23, 2003

Shaw Brothers and Howard Lyons Concert to Benefit Search and Rescue
This Sunday in Lincoln, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire artists The Shaw Brothers and Howard Lyons will perform in a benefit concert this Sunday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Beacon Resort on Route 3 in Lincoln, N.H., to raise money for New Hampshire's Search and Rescue fund. The concert is being billed as "The Stars Come Out for N.H. Search and Rescue."

The Shaw Brothers
The Shaw Brothers perform. Photo by Chuck Morse.

Lyons and the Shaws were inspired to produce the benefit concert after the unprecedented community response to the 5-day search for 10-year-old Patric McCarthy of Bourne, Mass., who became lost in the woods near Loon Mountain last week and succumbed to exposure. "New Hampshire Fish and Game, hundreds of volunteers, local, state and federal agencies worked day and night to help find little Patric," said Lyons. "We want to support the rescue teams as best we can to help them continue their missions." Search and Rescue efforts in the state -- an average of nearly 200 missions each year over the last five years -- are coordinated and largely funded by N.H. Fish and Game.

The Shaw Brothers (twins Rick and Ron Shaw) have been performing together as a duo for the past thirty years, having started their musical act at UNH in the 1960s. Accompanying themselves on a variety of instruments, The Shaw Brothers serve up their own unique blend of traditional and contemporary music interspersed with humor, poems and stories. They have performed with stars including Bob Hope, Della Reese, Johnny Mathis, Bill Cosby, Judy Collins, Mama Cass Eliot, The Kingston Trio and John Denver, to name a few.

Howard Lyons. Photo courtesy of Nancy Lyons.

Howard Lyons is a three-time NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) nominee and boasts several awards as a singer, songwriter and composer. His style is described as "like Paul Simon, with an upbeat lively guitar and crystal-clear vocals." As an educational assembly presenter, Lyons has visited more than 1,000 schools in the last year and a half; he was recently nominated for the Governor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Education. Lyons is currently preparing for a nationwide pop/folk tour with pop dancer Jana in early 2004.

There is no set ticket price for the benefit concert; tickets will not be available in advance. Donations will be accepted at the door, and all proceeds will go to the Search and Rescue fund, administered by N.H. Fish and Game. For more information, call (603) 869-3326.

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