Thursday, January 14, 2010

The old Dog House learns a few tricks

BENNINGTON, VT (JANUARY 14, 2009)—Members of the Dog House Band will play an opening set for singer-songwriters John Wesley Harding and Andy Friedman at 9:30 p.m., Friday, January 15, at the Bennington College Student Center. The show is free.

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty members Sven Birkerts, David Gates, Wyatt Mason, and Tom Piazza will perform along with writing seminars alum Erica Plouffe Lazure, staff member Vic Rawlings, and former staff member Lee Clay Johnson.

The Dog House Band CD, created in honor of the Bennington Writing Seminars' founding director, Liam Rector, will be available for $15 at the show and at the Bennington College Bookstore. It is also available online at All profits from CD sales will be contributed to the Liam Rector Scholarship Fund for the Bennington Writing Seminars.

The band will announce another gift to the Liam Rector Scholarship fund, which will bring the tally of donations from CD sales to nearly $3000.

"We'd love to up our donations in the next few months," said Lazure. "But the only way to make that happen is through the support of our fans and friends."

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