Last Friday, November 18th, non-profit organization Rock the Schools held a concert to benefit NY State public school music programs. There have recently been some major budget cuts and many schools are in jeopardy of having their music programs cut altogether. Performing at this concert were artists Dion Roy, Tyler Hilton, Bryan Greenberg, Ryan Cabrera, and special guest Val Emmich. The event was hosted by Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen and Z100's Trey Morgan. Now it's time to go behind the scenes with Dion Roy and find out why he got involved in this concert, what's next on his agenda, and some of his super secrets!
The ever-talented Ryan Cabrera took the Showcase Live! stage Tuesday evening for a stripped down and intimate acoustic performance. Local acts Keep Me Conscious and Jon Robert opened for Cabrera and prepped an enthusiastic crowd for the main event.
Cabrera's set included a mix of tracks from his three albums, Take It All Away (2004), You Stand Watching (2005), and The Moon Under Water (2008). He admits that he "sometimes won't write a set list, but will forget key songs." That was not the case Tuesday night. The Foxboro audience enjoyed staples like "40 Kinds of Sadness, "Exit to Exit," "Shine On" (Cabrera's favorite to perform), "On the Way Down" (the clear crowd favorite) and Cabrera's favorite, "True."
Two local acts opened for recording artist Ryan Cabrera at Showcase Live! Tuesday night. Boston band Keep Me Conscious got the audience screaming and energized when they "did something a little different" and broke their set down, acoustic style. They rocked pretty hard acoustically and left the crowd wondering what a full band set would bring. With a vocal sound reminiscent of The Cab's Alex DeLeon, indie music fans should definitley check these guys out. For more info head over to MySpace, Facebook or iTunes.
Jon Robert, also from Boston, increased the energy as well. Many audience members chanted his name before, during and after his set. Similar to Ryan Cabrera, fans of the man if the night seemed to enjoy Roberts. He can be found on MySpace, Facebook and iTunes. Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Jason Mraz fans check him out and see what you think.