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4 th Annual Special Thanks Augusta Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Dr. Augusta, Maine Augusta: Augusta Sea Food Al’s Pizza Aubuchon Hardware Beads On The Kennebec Bolley’s Famous Franks Crystal Falls B. Club Companion Animal Clinic The Hassen’s Friendly’s Restaurant Goodwill Augusta Jax Auto Sales and Service Lace & Leather Mickey Furrow Musician’s First Choice North Country Harley Petsmart Top Kick Army/Navy Store Vip/O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Quality Copy Quirk Ford Salon 25 Sara Lynn Richards Prints Sonny’s Museum Shampoo Hairstyling Texas Roadhouse Waterville: Applebee’s 107.9, 93.5, 1160am Radio Stations Advance Auto Parts Gifford’s Ice Cream Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant Madlyn’s Clothing Michelle’s Cookee Lee Jewelry The Anderson’s The End Zone Albion: Cedar Springs Golf Course Bangor: Central Maine Harley Mark’s Music Belgrade Lakes: The Village Inn Wings Hill Inn Restaurant Days Store Sunset Grill China: Dine-Ah Farmington: Hannaford’s Store Ellsworth: Jordan’s Snack Bar Gardiner: Dave’s Diner Hallowell: Kennebec Warf Manchester: J&S Oil Oakland: Bill’s Custom Meat Cutting Corner Store Richmond: American Legion Post 132 Rockland: Park St. Car Wash Lyn Snow Lithograph’s Sanford: VFW Post 9935 DAV (Disabled American Veterans) South Thomaston: Snow Gallery Vassalboro: Terry Huffman (weathervanes) Winslow: VIP Auto Parts September 22, 2013 Augusta Elks Lodge, 397

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  • 4th Annual

    Special Thanks Augusta Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Dr. Augusta, Maine

    Augusta: Augusta Sea Food Als Pizza Aubuchon Hardware Beads On The Kennebec Bolleys Famous Franks Crystal Falls B. Club Companion Animal Clinic The Hassens Friendlys Restaurant Goodwill Augusta Jax Auto Sales and Service Lace & Leather Mickey Furrow Musicians First Choice North Country Harley Petsmart Top Kick Army/Navy Store Vip/OReillys Auto Parts Quality Copy Quirk Ford Salon 25 Sara Lynn Richards Prints Sonnys Museum Shampoo Hairstyling Texas Roadhouse

    Waterville: Applebees 107.9, 93.5, 1160am Radio Stations Advance Auto Parts Giffords Ice Cream Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant Madlyns Clothing Michelles Cookee Lee Jewelry The Andersons The End Zone

    Albion: Cedar Springs Golf Course

    Bangor: Central Maine Harley Marks Music

    Belgrade Lakes: The Village Inn Wings Hill Inn Restaurant Days Store Sunset Grill

    China: Dine-Ah

    Farmington: Hannafords Store

    Ellsworth: Jordans Snack Bar

    Gardiner: Daves Diner

    Hallowell: Kennebec Warf

    Manchester: J&S Oil

    Oakland: Bills Custom Meat Cutting Corner Store

    Richmond: American Legion Post 132

    Rockland: Park St. Car Wash Lyn Snow Lithographs

    Sanford: VFW Post 9935 DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

    South Thomaston: Snow Gallery

    Vassalboro: Terry Huffman (weathervanes)

    Winslow: VIP Auto Parts

    September 22, 2013 Augusta Elks Lodge, 397

  • BRIAN T. DANFORTH In His Memory

    In memoriam of Brian T. Danforth for his compassion, commitment and ardent

    support of Homeless Veterans. Brian was adamant there be no homeless Veterans in the

    state of Maine. He became a tireless leader in the community committed to resolving

    the issue. The Commander of the Son's of the American Legion has the honor of

    choosing a project to work on over the course of their leadership. Brian served two

    terms as Maine's Commander and each year took on "Homeless Veterans" as his project.

    Brians first event to raise money was a local talent show and BBQ which netted $1,100

    for the homeless assistance fund. He then added an antique auction generating $5,000.

    In June 2010, under Brian's leadership, the Sons of the American Legion and the

    American Legion Auxiliary State Departments challenged each other to see which

    organization could raise the most on behalf of Maine homeless Veterans. Each team

    raised well over $15,000! The VA Maine Health Care SystemVoluntary Service

    Department gratefully accepted more than $30,000 for the Homeless Veterans

    Assistance fund from this one, very successful challenge. Brian organized two Debbie

    Myers & Friends concerts. In 2011, Debbie was inspired to record an album, with the

    proceeds donated to the Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Assistance fund.

    While the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for Homeless Programs has grown

    by millions, the front lines still scramble to secure many basic items: security deposits,

    mattresses and bedding, dishes and cleaning supplies, shower curtains, and towels, and

    a table and chair. Brian's passionate commitment ensured that Maine's Homeless

    Veterans were given basic necessities when moving from the floor of a shelter, a tent or

    a vehicle to affordable housing, like the Brian T. Danforth House, owned by Community Housing of Maine.

    Brian was the recipient of many awards, including the national Unsung Hero

    Award", given in recognition of his commitment to homeless Veterans by the National

    Coalition of Homeless Veterans. His greatest reward was seeing homeless Veterans find a home.

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  • Supporters Page About This Event

    This is the 4th year the Debbie Myers and Friends Benefit Concert has supported the VA Maine Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program. Through the generosity of

    the talented musicians, committed Veteran Service Organizations, volunteers and compassionate community businesses, the homeless team has been able to provide needed items for our Veterans as they start a new life the team works diligently to get them get out of the vehicles,

    tents and shelters. With the funds from today's tickets, donations and silent auction, the Healthcare for Homeless Veteran team will be able to purchase household items that many of us take for granted. They are able to assist

    with microwaves, dishes, silverware, cookware, towels, bedding, shower curtains and the list of needs is endless. Through your help and support, many Veterans are now able to move from the street or temporary shelter to a

    place they can call their own! Move in day is now blessed by the ability to provide sheets and blankets and a bed to sleep on.

    At the annual Homeless Stand Down to be held this fall, contributions from ticket sales, the silent auction, private

    donations and the 50/50 raffle will provide new winter boots, winter coats, hats and mittens to Maine's Homeless Veterans. They will receive a duffle bag full of new clothing, water bottles, toiletries and access to a wide

    range of medical, mental health and social services.

    Thank you for being a part of this event and serving those who have served us!

    Augusta Trails P.O. Box 817 Augusta, ME 04332-0817 www.augustatrails.org Like us on Facebook!!

    Augusta Trails is Section 501(c)(3) organization that is: * Building new recreational trails throughout the Capital area * Supporting and maintaining existing Capital area trails * Promoting our great Capital area trails * Educating kids, families and others about natural habitat and

    recreational opportunities Tax deductible donations for our trail-building work are appreciated.

    Augusta Downtown Alliance P.O. Box 2066 Augusta, ME 04338 www.augustadowntownalliance.org Like us on Facebook!!

    The Augusta Downtown Alliance District is an exciting and unique downtown that celebrates a thriving, authentic community; it is the focal point for life, business and entertainment in Central Maine.

    Mission Statement: Augusta Downtown Alliance will develop a thriving, authentic downtown community, a focal point for life, business and entertainment in Central Maine, by fostering business growth, improving the quality of life, promoting downtown and beautifying our historic city center as a source of pride for residents and visitors alike.

  • Support Pages A Message from Debbie

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to welcome you to this wonderful event. About 4 years

    ago Brian Danforth told me the number of how many Homeless

    Veterans there were in the State of Maine, and it just didnt

    seem possible and it definitely didnt seem right to me. He had a

    passion to make this horrid situation better and I agreed to help.

    We worked as a team and had such fun doing things together.

    This year is different. Ive lost my partner, my good friend. I will

    miss him. He put his heart and soul in contributing to our

    Veterans. Ive decided to continue his dream! At first I felt I was

    flying solo but somehow I believe with Brians spirit and his help

    hes made it possible and easier for me to connect with a group

    of people who all have that same goal. I cant thank all these

    wonderful people enough. Seriously amazing!

    To everyone on this journey I thank you from the bottom of

    heart for making this event happen and the ones to come.

    I love you lots and I am so grateful to have you for my friends.

    Debbie

  • Supporter Pages Performers

    He is a member of the Maine Country Music Hall Of Fame. He has won Unsung Hero, Country Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Country Band, and Living Legend awards. He is one of the founders of the Maine Academy of Country Music and was president for numerous years.

    He was an original member of the Curly OBrien Show which aired on WLBZ and WMTW.

    In 1965 he formed a band called the Road Rangers and they still perform today quite frequently around the State of Maine.

    Bob Elston Bob did his duty in the Army during the Korean War.

    Frank Coffin & Malinda Liberty This husband and wife team has performed for

    over 40 years. In 1989 Malinda recorded what would be her biggest hit single Maine Christmas. In December 1989, she performed on a Department of Defense tour spanning 6 countries. She has opened for Nashville greats such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell and more.

    Her awards are 3 time Female Vocalist, Recording of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Duet of The Year with Denny Breau.

    Frank is a very personable bass player and singer who plays with 4 different bands and is not limited to just one style of music. He has won the once in a lifetime award, The Living Legend Award with the Maine Academy of Country Music.

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    his first band called Country Gold, which later became Hurricane Mountain. He also has a band called Allen Tradition. He and his band have opened for such country stars as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnny Paycheck, Hal Ketchum and Ricky Skaggs.

    Peter has a Merle Haggard and George Jones style of vocals that fans love. He performs regularly at the legendary Silver Spur in Mechanic Falls, which also houses the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.

    allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. His mix of genres includes folk, delta blues, jazz and country music. Denny demonstrates the guitar style of personal friend Chet Atkins who was a major influence along with his older brother Lenny Breau, a Jazz guitar giant.

    His parents, Hal Lone Pine and Betty Cody were popular country performers and RCA recording artists starting in the 1940s. Denny is the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall Of Fame. He has received numerous awards such as, Instrumentalist of The Year, Best Song Writer, Best Recording and Entertainer of The Year.

    Dennys vocals and musical abilities are very respected by his peers.

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    Peter Allen Peter started his debut on stage at the ripe old age of 8 years old. By the time he was 19 he had formed

    Denny Breau In 1972 Denny entered the Army and while enlisted was able to continue to play music. His rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style

  • Emerald Sky Emerald Sky is composed of a busy 5 piece modern country band from Augusta who can be seen anywhere

    Joan Kennedy Joans breakthrough came in 1987 with her album Family Pride. This album spawned several smash hit singles and resulted in performances in Nashville

    around the state of Maine. Youll hear 4 part harmonies and country songs by Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith and more. They have recorded two albums and today will be singing a song from their second album called Heros Toast a true story of Sgt. Richard Parker from Avon, Maine who lost his life in Iraq, unfortunately another fallen soldier. May he rest in peace.

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    as well as sold out concerts across Canada and Europe. It also Earned her nominations for several CCMA country music awards and four CMT awards: Top Single, Top Album, Top Video and Female Vocalist of the Year.

    Higher Ground was her first album with MCA It earned Joan more Canadian and European top-ten singles with more nominations and awards. Included was the prestigious CCMA Entertainer of the Year and CMTs International Country Music Video of the Year.

    For a large part of the 1990s, Joan ranked second only to Garth Brooks as Canadas most played country music artist!

    Joan says her most important achievement was during a CMT award show when she was presented with The C.F. Martin Humanitarian Award for her work on behalf of the Childrens Wish Foundation.

    Joan returns this year as country musics most lively, engaging and giving personality.

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    Lisa has been performing since the tender age of 8. She and Pard met at a performance in Bangor in 1988. They eventually moved to Nashville where Lisa worked with the likes of Margo Smith, Rex Allen Jr., Johnny Russell and numerous others.

    As a family they have also won many prestigious awards in their own right. In 1993 Katie was born and followed her parents musical footsteps. The Higgins Family dedicates their musical talents around the state and support many benefits.

    The Higgins Family Pard, Lisa and daughter Katie make up this talented trio. Pard served in the United States Air Force.

    Chris Fyfe Is a Multi-Award Winning Vocalist, Instrumentalist and Songwriter.

    He hails from the State of Maine and has been performing for over 40 years. He is noted for his honky-tonk style on the piano and smooth vocals. Chris cites that his musical influences are Merle Haggard, Jim Reeves, Floyd Cramer and Asleep at the Wheel among others. In the latter 1980's, Chris formed a very popular Western Swing/Country Band named Aces & Eights, an extremely busy venture that was well received for many years. Chris currently makes several appearances throughout the year helping others at benefit shows and performing in various house bands. Some of his most recent appearances are playing for the likes of Johnny Tillotson, Tony Booth, and Conway Twitty's son Michael Twitty. You will find pictures, music, and information on his schedule by visiting Chriss website at: www.chrisfyfe.com.

  • Performer Supporters Page

    Debbie Myers In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Debbies talent has brought her three top-ten hits on Canadian radio.

    She began singing at the age of 8 by her fathers side, a well known Maritime

    group called Gerry Myers and The Bunkhouse Boys.

    She has recorded 5 albums in Nashville, 2 albums in her home State of Maine including a Christmas album.

    She has shared the stage with the likes of Anne Murray, Mickey Gilley, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Bare and many others.

    Debbie has toured throughout Canada and the US with performances in Nashville, Branson and Florida to sold out audiences.

    Her vocals are clearly influenced by Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton and she has won Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year for the MACM.

    Pine Ridge Municipal Golf

    Course

    101 West River Rd. Waterville, Maine (207) 873-0474

    Pine Ridge is a 9 hole par 3 course located on West River Rd.

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    Brenda Millett Brenda Millett lives in Lincoln Maine in the summer and Florida in the winter. She started her singing career in 1990 and in 2002 was

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    awarded "The Most Promising Entertainer Award" by the MCMA (Maine Country Music Association). She also won Female Vocalist" in 2003 and 2006. She won "Female Vocalist" in 2007-2008 with the MACM (Maine Academy of Country Music). Because of her love for gospel music she was awarded with both organizations the title of "Gospel Entertainer of The Year" 2006 2012.

    Brenda's father was drafted into the army on July 7th, 1952, 11 days before she was born so needless to say she is very proud to be a part of this worthy cause.

    Mainely Country Band The Mainely Country Band is a four-piece country-country rock band with over 120 years of combined experience in the musical

    entertainment business. The band provides quality crowd-pleasing entertainment by offering a variety of music for all age groups.

    They have been performing since 1976 in clubs and venues throughout central and western Maine. Although the band has undergone several personnel changes through the years, they still continue to grow in demand and popularity. All seasoned musicians, the members of Mainely Country Band blend their differing musical backgrounds to form a unique and solid sound.

    Country music fans watched Jeff Simon grow up on Frankensteins Country Jamboree/ The Dick Staceys Country Jamboree Show and we can say that most of us remember him and that show! They are without a doubt one of the busiest, hardworking groups in the state of Maine. Their success has definitely earned them the title of Country Band of the Year numerous times.

    Ferris Variety 899 Maine St.

    Vassalboro, Maine (207) 872-8861

    Like us on Facebook!!

    Convenience Store Deli Sandwich Shop founded in 1981

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    Performer

    Fred Tommy Thompson Fred served in the Army during the Korean War. He is a member of the Maine Country Music Hall Of Fame.

    As an accomplished guitar player, Fred was awarded the Lenny Breau Memorable Trophy in 1986. He also plays steel guitar and with his Ray Price or Jim Reeves sounding voice, he has won the Rusty Rogers Award, Hal Lone Pine Award, the Living Legend Award and the Trailblazer Award just to name a few.

    He can be seen performing throughout Maine in the summer and touring with Debbie in Florida in the winter months. Fred Tommy Thompson is known to be a true gentleman among his fellow musicians and fans. He and his wife Pat of 62 years perform regularly and complement each other with flawless harmonies.

    Western View Golf Club Inc.

    The 9-hole Western View Golf Club in Augusta, ME is a public golf course that opened in 1932.

    Western View Golf Club measures 2715 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 107 and a 32.3 USGA rating. The course features 2

    sets of tees for different skill levels.

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    Sanford/Springvale Memorial VFW Post 9935 School Street Sanford, ME

    As a full service Post we support all Veterans issues. Homelessness among our military

    Veterans should never exist.

    We are proud to support Debbie Myers and her Friends on their fourth year of fundraising to

    support these Veterans in need.

    If youre in the Sanford area, you are welcome to stop in and see what we are doing for our Veterans

    and the local community.

    It shall be the mission of the Maine Academy of Country Music to:

    Perform Preserve Promote & Protect Country Music within the State of Maine

    Our Mailing Address Is: Maine Academy of Country Music

    24 Victor Lane Clinton, Maine 04927

    Emails: [email protected] [email protected]

    [email protected]

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    26 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 (207) 861-8000

    Sports Bar and Grill & Pizza We love to have fun! We have exciting live performances, delicious food, and

    friendly crowds!

    In honor of:

    William J. Bridgeo

    1st Canadian Infantry Division Royal Canadian Regiment

    1939 - 1945

    The White Mountain Hotel & Resort features 80 deluxe guest rooms and spacious suite accommodations all with breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs, mountains and golf course in North Conway, New Hampshire.

    All guest rooms feature traditional Colonial inspired dcor with all of the modern amenities and luxuries expected from a first class resort. The breathtaking views offer the perfect retreat when visiting North Conway, NH.

    The White Mountain Hotel & Resort

    2560 West Side Road North Conway, NH 03860

    (603) 356-7100

    AMVETS Post 3 169 School Street Sanford, ME 04073

    Supporting the Debbie Myers and Friends Concert

    For Homeless Veterans