New York, New Yorkâ€¦September 10, 2012â€¦ The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research announced the very talented band that graced the Hangout Festival stages and many others in our area, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, will perform at its 37th Annual Honors Gala, Tuesday, October 23, at the legendary Ciprianis on 42nd St in New York. Â Bayfest also recently announced the addition of Potter on its lineup this year. Â The TJ Martell Foundation also said in its press release:
The Hollywood Records recording artist has been receiving rave reviews since she exploded onto the music scene several years ago. USA Today recently stated â€œGrace Potter is the best female rock singer in the countryâ€¦â€ Legions of fans pack music festivals and sold out concert venues every year to see the artist USA Today called â€œthe best female rock singer in the country.â€ Grace Potter, the Nocturnal band lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is well known for her vocal qualities and her vibrant energy on stage. The third studio album, also which was self-titled, in 2010 was a major commercial success, debuting in the top 20 in the country and hitting #1 on the iTunes charts and receiving international attention. The band released their critically acclaimed fourth studio album, â€œThe Lion The Best The Beatâ€ in June 2012 noting that they collaborated on three songs with the Black Keys member Dan Auerbach. The album includes such songs as â€œStar,â€ â€œThe Divide,â€ â€œParachute Heart,â€ â€œNever Go Backâ€ and the title track among others. Media from around the world including NY Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post, People Magazine, USA Today among others have raved about Potterâ€™s ability to find a sweet spot between rowdy, blues-driven live sound and a tight, classic rock songcraft.
Potter will join other performers and presenters to help pay tribute to honorees Russell Simmons, Del Bryant, Edward Walson and Randy Jackson. The T.J. Martell Foundationâ€™s gala has long been a whoâ€™s who amongst celebrities and musical performers. The special evening includes a star-studded red carpet, musical performances by some of todayâ€™s greatest performers and attendance by celebrity friends and families. The night also includes a fantastic cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation and world-class silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6pm EST. Tickets and tables are available for purchase by calling the TJ Martell Foundation at (646) 841-1394 or at www.tjmartellfoundation.org
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industryâ€™s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments which otherwise might not be funded. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research for improved treatments and cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided more than $250 million dollars for research that supports eleven top hospitals in the United States.
This year marks the 37th anniversary for the T.J. Martell Foundationâ€™s Honors Gala. For more information go to www.TJMartellFoundation.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation and www.twitter.com/tjmartellfoundation