Thursday, August 15, 2013

Better Than Ezra is Better Than You Could Imagine

There is no better reason to write a blog post than for the benefit of children. Our great family friends, Jacques and Melisa, asked us to spread the word on an awesome fundraiser put on by Better Than Ezra in order to benefit the Better Than Ezra Foundation as well as local Houston charity, the His Grace Foundation. The Better Than Ezra Foundation provides support in the renewal of the structural and cultural heritage of the band's hometown, New Orleans while His Grace Foundation provides emotional, financial and physical support to patients and families of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at Texas Children's Hospital. It just so happens that our dear friend Melisa worked in the BMTU for seven years as a nurse practitioner. Melisa and Jacque's long-time friend and bassist for Better Than Ezra, Tom Drummond, has gotten his bandmates together in order to make all of this happen...

On Thursday, August 29th from 6-9pm, the boys of Better Than Ezra will host a Casino Night and private acoustic show before their own concert at House of Blues Houston. Straight out of the Big Easy and former students at LSU, it's no wonder these Louziana boys chose a casino night in order to raise a buck. I ain't mad at'em. Thank you, Better Than Ezra. All of a sudden my black jack addiction has a purpose! I always said that people from Louisiana are some of the best people on earth. They know how to eat, they know how to feed others and they know how to f'ing party! If you aren't an Ezralite yet, then this heartfelt gesture which they are making should get you off the fence. All donations will benefit the Better Than Ezra Foundation and His Grace Foundation. Take a couple of minutes out of your busy day and browse the websites for these incredible charities.

"We got so lucky and I am very excited for the unit (BMTU) because they work their asses off and, in general, it's small so it often gets lost in the big cancer center at Texas Children's Hospital."
- Melisa Landry, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Here are the details for Houston and Dallas:

8.29.2013 - HTOWN
Where: House of Blues Houston in the Bronze Peacock
When: 6-9pm

8.30.2013 - Big D
Where: House of Blues Dallas in the Cambridge Room
When: 6-9pm

Tickets for both Houston and Dallas can be purchased HERE!

Thank you to BTE and their sponsor, L'auberge Du Lac, for giving us the opportunity to take part in something so special.

Better Than Ezra bandmates from left to right: Tom Drummond (bassist), Kevin Griffin (vocalist and guitarist), Michael Jerome (drummer) 

Jacques, Melisa and their beautiful children

In Love and Music We Trust, 
Grace for bohoBlack

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