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Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys benefit for The Independent Living Center
September 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys featuring Sara Milonovich in supporting The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley.
“Old Timey and Timeless, echoing the sound and feel of Hank Williams or the Stanley Brothers, with a hillbilly edge.Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are at once old-timey and timeless. On one hand, their music is a gumbo platter of nostalgia, carrying listeners back to 1960s Louisiana and recalling memories of Hank Williams or the Stanley Brothers. But Gaudet and his band also serve as reminders of why old-time music continues to flourish and inspire today. While their style has roots, their lyrics and songwriting feel fresh and powerful, often featuring sharply funny satire. With up-tempo, dance-friendly music and a lively, engaging stage presence, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys have attracted an avid fan base, both within the world of bluegrass and beyond throughout the country.” Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena. For this concert The Railroad Boys will be joined by Sara Milonovich on fiddle.
The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) is a non-profit organization located in Troy with a satellite office in Hudson, working towards removing both physical and attitudinal barriers to independence for persons with disabilities. Since 1987, the Center has provided advocacy, education and direct services to people with disabilities of all ages throughout the capital district. ILCHV is a non-residential, consumer controlled and community based organization. The ILCHV operates under a Board of Directors and a 30 person staff, most of whom are persons with disabilities. We believe that consumers are entitled to participate in all aspects of community living, including owning a home, raising a family, pursuing a career, and enjoying leisure time.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the advocacy programs and services offered to people with disabilities and their families.
Independent living means the opportunity to have a home or an apartment. It means the opportunity to work at meaningful employment, pay taxes and contribute to the community. It means raising and supporting a family. Independent living means participating in all aspects of the community including the social, recreational, and political portions. The Independent Living Movement promotes the elimination of all barriers to this participation.
The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley seeks to help persons with disabilities do for themselves instead of depending on others to do for them. The majority of our staff and Board of Directors are persons with a disability. Our approach is rooted in the philosophy of self-reliance and self-determination. Our approach makes sense. The full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community is cost-effective and reduces the spending of local, state, and federal revenues.
When persons with disabilities are fully included as participants in the community, everyone gains: the individual with the disability, his or her family, and society.