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December 18, 2008
Of Great & Mortal Men to play pre-inaugural benefit

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In September we told you about the Of Great & Mortal Men album featuring 43 songs - one for each president. The 3-CD set, written and recorded by the Rockin-based Christian Kiefer, Sacramento's Matthew Gerken and Bay Area artist Jefferson Pitcher featured guest appearances from local artists such as Vince DiFiore and John Gutenberger as well as nationally known names such as Rosie Thomas and Bill Callahan.

Kiefer, Gerken and Pitcher are still at work song number 44 (for Barack Obama, of course) and we just got word that the trio will perform at a pre-inaugural benefit on January 17 at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. (600 I St, Washington, D.C.).

Scheduled guest performers include Nellie McKay, Silver Darling, Jukebox the Ghost and These United States.

The concert is a benefit for Bands for Lands, a Colorado-based non-profit that promotes self-sustainability and social awareness.

Tickets go on sale Friday via LiveNation.com and TicketMaster.com

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