Wanda English Burnett - Editor
If we didnt have to
buy gas, vehicles and equipment, wed 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,
50s & 60s 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 cant help and if we can do something,
then thats what its 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. Thats 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 doctors appointment
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,
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, Lets 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.
Weve probably got 30 songs on the burner, were
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
couldnt 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.