Friends of the Inyo Fundraising Concert Saturday, February 4th

Come out to Sherwin’s Folly, mammoth’s favorite local music venue for a great evening of food, friends and the acoustic music of Todd Hannigan in support of Friends of the Inyo on Saturday, February 4th.

Singer-songwriter and conservationist Todd Hannigan from Ojai, California will provide some great tunes all evening long. Before Jack Johnson was a college radio favorite, he was chasing waves in southern California and attending film school. Thicker Than Water was a film project drawn up by Johnson and his fellow surf mates, Dan Malloy and Todd Hannigan. The documentary film went on to win the Video of the Year award in Surfer magazine in 2000. Johnson and Todd Hannigan’s laid-back summer jams accompanied the film, but it took until Jack became a touring sensation for these songs to be released to the masses. In the mean time, Todd Hannigan, still living and working quietly in his studio in Ojai, produced his first debut album Volume I.

Hannigan’s Volume I is an eclectic collection of songs based on Todd’s travels and experiences that will elicit an emotional response in the listener. Todd has also just completed the soundtrack for a new Patagonia documentary on alternative fuels called Bend to Baja. The film documents a 30 day traverse of the North American coastline powered by alternative fuels. The documentary takes the viewer into hidden canyons, secret spots, and all the while testing Patagonia environmental prototypes. Todd’s musical score carries the documentary into a deeper realm, a realm of environmental consciousness.

Todd’s musical influences include Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Dire Straits, and Stevie Wonder. Todd says he has been most influenced by Nick Drake “because of his experimentation with tunings and melody. Todd’s live show is an intimate acoustic experience, and he has recently performed at events such as the US Open of Surfing, Winter X Games, Surf Aid International Benefit, Patagonia Earth Day Festival and the Viper Room in Hollywood.

To make reservations for this event call Sherwin’s 760.924.7222 or pay online at www.sherwinsfolly.com. Only 50 seats will be available for the dinner show so book your tickets soon! Dinner Show at 6:30pm includes delicious food, conservation slideshow, silent auction, and a fun raffle. Tickets for the dinner show are $40.00 per person, with proceeds to benefit the local public lands conservation and stewardship work of Friends of the Inyo. Tickets for the late night concert beginning at 9pm are $10 per person.

More information can be found at www.friendsoftheinyo.org , www.toddhannigan.com and by calling Jamie Anderson at 873-6500. See Ya There!