One of the very nice things that happens when you’re a small nonprofit is good people want to do nice things for you, sometimes without even being asked!
Such was the case with Jeff Ritter, all-around nice person and guitarist with local Pittsburgh band The Relics. Jeff and his bandmates found TFK online and, liking our mission, decided to donate the proceeds from their November 5th gig at Moondogs Pub in Blawnox to TFK.
“We like to do charity gigs,” says Ritter. “We like the nonprofit to invite their constituents, volunteers, staff – everybody. It’s a great excuse for a party!”
The members of The Relics have been together in their current configuration for about a year, but all of the musicians bring decades of playing rhythm, blues and rock ‘n roll to each of their performances. “Some of the guys have been playing together for years and years and years … and years,” Ritter says.
When not gigging together for a good cause, band members can be found working their day jobs, which range from being a Humanities Department Chair at a local university to working at a movie set construction company. But when the music starts, Ritter describes their sound as “great blues, loose, strong rhythm section and a few great singers, all in one place!”
Post-Script: Thank you to everyone who came out to support TFK and hear this great band. A good time was had by all, and $530 was collected for the cause!