A benefit concert was held February 1st at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, ND. Six bands contributed to a very inspirational and successful evening. The bands included T.J. Porter from Karlstad, Minn., who played a variety of original inspirational songs and is Lacey Hewitt's uncle. Also playing were the WoodPicks, a bluegrass combo from Thief River Falls; Peat Moss and Bones, aka Greg Norman and Lee Barnum from Grand Forks; Tim West & Friends from Beltrami, Minn.; the Diers family band of Grand Forks; and John Haugen & Friends, which was a version of Little Bobby Houle and his local blues band.
TJ Porter, Cole Porter, Ellie Porter, Katrice Housker