Baby to benefit from concert

Wanda English Burnett - Editor

“If we didn’t have to buy gas, vehicles and equipment, we’d just do it for free all the time,” noted Barry Beverly, lead vocalist in the One Brick Shy Band. What they do is provide a blend of country, 50’s & 60’s and some light rock music for fans in the county, surrounding counties and other states.
One Brick Shy is comprised of Beverly of Cross Plains, John Lawburgh (drummer) of Holton; Gary Walston (lead guitarist) and Dennis Gaither-Baker, (bass player) both of Osgood. The local men just enjoy making music together and sharing their talents with others. While they do have to get paid sometimes to keep them on the road, they do a lot of benefit concerts. “We just enjoy helping others,” noted Beverly, who has had his share of grief, losing a son. “We know people have situations they can’t help and if we can do something, then that’s what it’s all about,” he told the Osgood Journal recently.

This Friday evening, March 16 the band will be at it again, performing at the Amvets in Versailles to help raise money for a Milan family - the Winsors. Beverly noted that their 16-month-old son has multiple medical issues and they are in need of a van for transportation. “That’s what all the proceeds will go to,” he noted. Landon Winsor was born with multiple medical complications. “Last week we had a scare,” noted his mother Amber, who said the toddler was turning blue and not breathing. He was rushed to the hospital, but is back home now with his mother and father, Charlie. The Winsors desperately need a van for transportation due to the medical equipment that goes with Landon when he has to go to doctor’s appointment or anywhere.

The evening will be complete with auctions throughout and great food, all beginning at 7:30 p.m. Audrey Fields of Cross Plains, along with others have worked hard to put the evening together. “They really need to get a van and we want to help them,” Fields noted.

One Brick Shy is an accomplished group and will showcase some of their talent in their upcoming CD release self titled. The all original music was penned by Beverly and Gaither-Baker. A crowd favorite, “Let’s Walk Away Together,” will be on the CD. The release was made at Barrett Works Studio in Rising Sun. “They do an awesome job,” noted Beverly.

“We’ve probably got 30 songs on the burner, we’re adding more originals all the time,” noted Beverly, who has enjoyed the music scene since he was 8-years-old.

The group stays busy performing locally, but they will be opening for some national acts this year, along with a highlight for the group - playing at the marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina. “We support all our military,” noted Beverly, who said each of the band members belong to the local Amvets organization. They are also all members of ABATE and participate in a lot of charity rides through the organization.

“We just thank all our fans and those who have supported us over the years,” concluded Beverly, adding, “we couldn’t do it without them.” He hopes to continue the tradition of making music and making people happy and giving back to the community he loves.

For anyone who would like to donate to this family but cannot attend the fundraiser, they can send donations directly to the family at: 131 Airport Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032.


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