Projects in Asia and fund raising anywhere


Grammy Award Winner
Barbara Bailey Hutchison
Sharing the bill in VA, NC and TN, Barbara has received the Best Solo Performer Award in the USA college market, recorded sixteen albums, and sung McDonald’s and Hallmark TV commercials! Her voice is powerful, her concerts always fresh and from the heart.

Irish/Celtic Music
Featured in the Superior WI concert on Sept 30, Willowgreen is a Duluth-based quintet that has been performing and recording since 1989, playing traditional and contemporary music from Ireland, Newfoundland and Scotland along with original music written in the Celtic style.

Musician, Comedian
Writer, Photographer

Scott Jones
Formerly from Minneapolis, Scott has performed in all 50 states in the USA and Canada. Currently working on a new CD, he has released four albums of original music and comedy and produced projects for many other artists. His music is a little bit of a lot of styles: jazz to blues, rag to rock, folk to classical. His hilarious comedy slide show takes you on a bizarre journey across America...and now Asia.

Singer Extraordinaire
Sara Wagner
Formerly of the popular alternative
rock band Run Miss Scarlet in Minneapolis MN, Sara melds jazz, rock, country and her soul into a compelling style of her own.

Jill Holly
She's wowed audiences from Stockholm to Tokyo - Central Europe to the Caribbean - and she's performed in 45 of the 50 States. One woman, a guitar and a piano, creating thoughtful, intelligent music with an amazing voice and stage presence, sure to inspire any audience. "Calling All Angels," her compact disc on Ivy Records, available on this site. Reviewers praise Jill Holly for her stunning vocals, award-winning songwriting, reminding us why we love music.







FERC Give and Live Benefits
USA Concert Tour 2005

Multimedia Shows! Music! Comedy! Silent Auctions!


Join us for a multimedia benefit concert with musician/comedian Scott Jones and local guests artist at every location including Grammy Award Winner Barbara Bailey Hutchison in VA, NC and TN, the popular Irish/Celtic group Willowgreen in WI, and Jill Holly and Sara Wagner in Minneapolis MN. Proceeds donated will build school dormitories, buy educational supplies, provide scholarships for poor children in Thailand and cover living expenses for many orphans who have lost their families to AIDS.

8/29       Barter Theatre, Abingdon VA
9/9         St. Timothy's Church, Winston-Salem NC
9/12       Edgehill United Methodist Church, Nashville TN
9/28       Jewish Community Center Theater, Minneapolis MN
9/29       Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji MN
9/30       Harrington Arts Center, Superior WI
10/6       Home of Ben Patrick Johnson, Hollywood CA

Our silent auction will give you the opportunity to purchase merchandise
and services donated by local businesses. Arrive early to buy a limited supply of exquisite handbags, Karen silver and handicrafts imported from Thailand.

Your dollar goes a long, long way in Thailand. $1.25 buys 50 long stem
orchids ($250 in the USA?) A recent FERC Give and Live Benefits event in Chiangmai raised about $4,000, enough funds to give food, lodging, medical expenses and school fees/supplies for the 26 children at Children’s Garden, a home for orphans...for a year. That’s only $12 per day! $3,000 builds an entire school dormitory. Every CD and t-shirt sold buys a mattress for a child to sleep on every night. The rest of the money donated will change lives in many ways.

Give and Live, a registered nonprofit in Minnesota, partners with FERC (Foundation for the Education of Rural Children), a registered nonprofit organization in the USA and Thailand, and with the Dutch nonprofit Samsara Foundation to raise funds, present events, build schools and dormitories, and provide learning materials, scholarships, and necessary living expenses for needy children in Thailand.

Poster for FERC Give and Live Benefits Concert Tour 2005 below.

Give and Live Benefits USA Tour 2005 Press Release

DAY TO DAY updates:
Give-Live-Ride Thailand Charity Motorcycle Ride 2007!
October 2006, All over Northern Thailand
220,000 baht, fireworks, badminton and love!
16 November 2005, Children's Garden, Doi Saket, Thailand
Srinehru Hmong School Gets New Facilities!

15 October 2005, Khun Chang Khian, Thailand
FERC Give and Live Benefits USA Concert Tour 2006
Raises One Million Baht for Thailand's Children

26 August - 6 October, 2005: All across America
FERC's 6th Annual Benefit Gala!
19 February 2005, Chiangmai, Thailand
There's more to give than money.
28 November 2004: Children's Garden, Doi Saket, Thailand
FERC's First Give and Live Benefit
September - October 2004: Chiangmai, Thailand
Two years ago I wasn't sure I'd live two more minutes.
27 July 2004: Sansai, Thailand
Day to Day has become month to month.
21 March 2004: Chiangmai, Thailand
R & R and R & R for the R:
rest, relaxation, roots and rubber for the road...
20 December 2003: Chiangmai and Pai, Thailand

Questions? Comments? Donations?
© 2005 by Give and Live, USA
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If you can't attend the concerts listed below, you can still give from afar!


Give and Live Benefits
Concert Tour Information

8/29  Abingdon VA
Barter Theatre, Stage ll
127 West Main Street
8 pm, Monday, Aug 29
Adults $22, Children $12
Guest artists:
Barbara Bailey Hutchison
plus local performer
Derek Davidson.

Local info:
or 276-628-3991.

9/9  Winston-Salem NC
Drake Hall
St. Timothy's Church
2575 Parkway Drive
7:00 pm, Friday, Sept 9
$10 Donation
includes refreshments
Guest artist:
Barbara Bailey Hutchison

Local info:
or 615-254-7628.
Silent auction and Thai exports sale at 7:00, concert at 7:30.

9/12  Nashville TN
Edgehill United
Methodist Church
Edgehill Ave & 15th Ave So
7:00 pm, Friday, Sept 9
$10 Donation
(Okay, more or less!)
Guest artist:
Barbara Bailey Hutchison

Local info:
or 615-254-7628.
Silent auction and Thai exports sale at 7:00, concert at 7:30.

9/28  Minneapolis MN
Sabes Jewish Cmty Center
4330 W. Cedar Lake Road
7:00 PM, Wednesday, Sept 28
$20 Donation includes wine and appetizers
Guest artists:
Jill Holly and Sara Wagner
Local info: Directions:
or 952-381-3400.
Silent auction and Thai exports sale at 7:00, concert at 7:30.

9/29  Bemidji MN
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
314 Beltrami Street
7:30 PM, Thursday, Sept 29
$20 Donation
Guest artists:

Local info email: Mike Tangen
or 218-444-8310
Directions: Playhouse Website
or 218-751-7270.
Ticket/donation outlets:
Overbeek Electronic and Music, KRKB Music Outlet, Uptown
Caffe and Bridgid’s Cross.
Silent auction following concert at Bridgid’s Cross.

9/30  Superior WI
Harrington Arts Center
1401 Belknap Street
7:00 PM, Friday, Sept 30
$15 Donation
Guest artists:
Willowgreen, Dave Winchester

Local info email: Sue Spencer
Directions: Harrington Website
or 715-395-2787.
Ticket/donation in advance:
contact 218-525-4746.
Silent auction and Thai exports sale at 7:00, concert at 7:30.

10/6  Hollywood CA
Home of Ben Patrick Johnson
by private invitation only.
Thursday Evening, Oct 6

A limited amount of guests will be admitted. Please contact Scott Jones directly via email at
Silent auction and Thai exports sale before concert and during intermission.