Friday
Jul152011

Burlap To Cashmere on NPR's The Story

Listen to Burlap To Cashmere interviewed on NPR's The Story.  Listen and Download the episode here.

Friday
Jul152011

Burlap To Cashmere Featured in Brite Magazine

Burlap To Cashmere is featured in the July/August issue of Brite Magazine (p.34-35)! Click Here to read the issue online.

Thursday
Jul142011

VIDEO: USA Today Life Feature

Tuesday
Jul122011

Burlap To Cashmere Partners With WhyHunger

Folk-rock pioneers Burlap To Cashmere, reenergized and making music again after a decade-long hiatus, has partnered with WhyHunger (the brainchild of the late Harry Chapin), a leader in building the global movement to end hunger and poverty, for a series of initiatives aimed at eliminating hunger in America.
 
Growing up in New Jersey, Burlap To Cashmere frontman Steven Delopoulos had many musical and social inspirations, not the least of which being Chapin, the man behind not only classic tunes like “Cat’s In The Cradle” but also a longtime advocate for the homeless and hungry.
 
“I grew up listening to Harry’s music; he’s the reason I started writing songs,” shares Delopoulos. “When we launched into conversations about this record, we wanted to be intentional about everything.  Naturally, that spilled over into the areas of how we’d use our platform for advocacy.  There really wasn’t any question. It had to be WhyHunger.”
 
Chapin’s drive to end hunger led him to help create World Hunger Year in 1975. His unprecedented commitment set him apart from other musicians. In order to help build up the organization, Harry donated funds from every other concert performance until his passing in an automobile accident
in 1981.

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Thursday
Jun302011

ABC News Story: Folk Rockers Burlap to Cashmere Back From Tragedy

By CAITLIN R. KING Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 30, 2011 (AP)

Guitarist John Philippidis woke up groggy from a monthlong coma in a hospital room full of people.

He disregarded doctors urging him to stay in bed and slowly shuffled to the bathroom. As he went to wash his hands, he reflexively looked up in the mirror and saw a closed eye, a head the size of a basketball and his face disfigured beyond what he thought could ever be repaired.

"I started laughing," Philippidis said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

At the time, he couldn't remember that two ex-Marines and a female accomplice had beaten him to within an inch of his life and left him for dead during a random, road rage incident just miles from his home in the New York borough of Brooklyn.

Doctors took his reaction as a good sign — and it was.

"I just remember that feeling of being reminded right there in that moment that you're alive. Whatever happened to you, you're alive," said Philippidis.

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