This is quite a month for the Southworth family.
Tomorrow (Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.), Frannie and Jeff Southworth’s Heart & Soul Band perform at the Westport Library.
Less than 2 weeks later — Thursday, December 20 (8 p.m., Seabury Center) — Alan Southworth’s Princeton Nassoons present a holiday concert.
The music — Heart & Soul plays songs from the 1920s to the 2010s, while the Nassoon’s are a very entertaining a cappella group — is tremendous.
But the concerts are just 2 more examples of the ways the very talented Southworth clan gives back to the town.
Frannie Southworth— well known for her television and radio commercials, and as country-western singer Jimmie Sue on “As The World Turns”– has lived in Westport for 22 years. She’s performed often at First Night, and ”Broadway on Beachside” for The American Cancer Society.
Frannie has helped raise over $50,000 for charities like Project ALS, World Hunger Year, and the Circle of Care’s main fundraiser.
Jeff toured and recorded with Hall & Oates, Laura Branigan and Graham Nash. He’s written, arranged and produced for Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Wynonna Judd, Ray Charles and Aaron Neville.
This fall, he and Frannie donated their time and talents to the Caron Center, an event for drug and alcohol abuse treatment.
Their son Alan has followed the family tradition of community involvement. A singer, classical pianist, and bass and mandolin player, the 2010 Staples graduate raised money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and the Invisible Children Club. He has performed at many Westport functions, and with his parents at a nursing home.
His Princeton Nassoons group sings around the world, often for charitable causes.
December is a crazy month for everyone. It’s also a month when we try to give a bit of ourselves to others.
Just as the Southworths have done for so long.
(To reserve a ticket for the Nassoons’ concert — $35; $25 for seniors age 70 and older, and children under 18 — email firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Westport Gem – Bravo !
Oh, it was a fabulous concert yesterday at the Library, standing room only! The other five performers were all terrific, but Frannie Faith’s songs had deep meaning and really stayed with me all evening. Thanks to all who sang/played. Can’t wait to hear Jeff and Frannie’s son Alan and the Nassoons on December 20th … and will get our tickets soon before they are sold out.