I’m In! Benefit and Tribute for Tony Cavagnaro

On Sunday, November 18th at the Waterstreet Music Hall, the members of The Buddhahood will be performing with an ensemble crew of Rochester musicians in a benefit concert for Jan and Calvin Cavagnaro, Tony’s wife and son.  I have the honour of playing on stage with them as well.

I’ll be performing dumbek on a classic Buddhahood (or really, Rub the Buddha, as they were formerly known) piece called Through the Veil.  Actually, the very first time I got to perform with the Buddhahood was to this very same tune at Nazareth College, supporting the dancers of Sahara Shimmer.  At the time, Sahara Shimmer’s ensemble included the lovely Christen Salome, so (Sha-wing!) it was a real honour.

But, seriously,  if you value good music, you should really be at this benefit.  Those of you who aren’t familiar with the Rochester music scene might be surprised at the depth and breadth of the talent this city has to offer.  You’re going to see some phenomenal performers play some great music and honour a great man.

Best of all, you get to help out his surviving wife and child, and that’s a good thing.  See you there!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.