RAHWAY—Veteran New Jersey rocker Pat “the Soulcat” Toner will play a special benefit concert at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, in the Social Hall at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rahway.
Toner will be donating the proceeds from the $5 admission to the concert to the youth group from Zion Church to help defray the cost of their upcoming trip to New Orleans. They will be participating in the National Youth Gathering in support of the health and wellness of the people of New Orleans, many of whom still experience the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Toner has been playing in bands since the age of seven and spent many years as a founding member, guitarist and vocalist with Jobonanno and the Godsons of Soul. As a member of this group he has opened for many of rock’s biggest stars, including James Brown, Gary US Bonds, the Marshall Tucker Band and the Stylistics. He has also shared a microphone with Bruce Springsteen on two occasions.
Toner is currently in the process of releasing his first solo CD, “Soulcat – Better Late Than Never” featuring his own compositions. The album will be available soon. A two-song sampler will be available free of charge at the July 18 show.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church holds a monthly concert series, called Z Café, on the third Saturday of each month. The church is located at the corner of Elm and Esterbrook avenues in Rahway. The show begins at 7 p.m. with a popular and diverse open mic in which various performers entertain for ten minutes each. At about 8:30 p.m. the featured performer takes the stage and performs for about an hour.
For more info, visit www.zionlutherannj.org/cafez.htm.
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