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Coffeehouse brings Dennis Shortslef to B’ville

Proceeds to benefit local food pantry

Dennis Shortslef will perform March 10 at the Hillview Community Church Coffeehouse in Baldwinsville.

Dennis Shortslef will perform March 10 at the Hillview Community Church Coffeehouse in Baldwinsville.

— Hillview Community Church Coffeehouse will present Dennis Shortslef in concert to benefit Baldwinsville area food pantries at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Organizers invite the public to “enjoy an evening of great music” while working “to fill the food pantry.”

Influenced by artists ranging from Buck Owens to the Beatles and Chicago, Shortslef’s original music reflects an eclectic blend of styles including his favorite singer/songwriters such as Jackson Browne, James Taylor Don McLean, and John Prine. He has written and performed Christian music for many years and has won a number of Songwriter of the Year awards from the Country Gospel Music Association. He and his brother Don, with whom he performed for 12 years, were the CGMA Duo of the Year in the northeast four times and had a number of top 20 songs.

Shortslef has recorded five CDs including four with his brother Don. His latest project, Balancing Act, was recorded in 2008 and is his first solo CD. It was recorded in Nashville with producer Richard Kearney and offers a blend of country/folk and contemporary styles with his signature lyrics that reach into the everyday, practical life of people.

Shortslef ministers in churches and other venues mainly in upstate New York with his music and also plays in his local church’s worship band.

The musical event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Cost of admission is a donation of non-perishable food items for the Baldwinsville Food Pantry. Snacks and drinks will be available. The church is located on O’Brien Road in Baldwinsville. For more information, call 635-6952 or visit hillviewcoffeehouse.org.

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