Guitarist Todd Mosby, his band, and the students of master Indian musician Imrat Khan will play a benefit concert for the Nature Conservancy at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Lucas School House.
The concert will feature new compositions from Mosby that are intended to evoke the Ozark and Meramec regions of Missouri. Mosby, who also plays the Imratgitar, a 20-string, one-of-a-kind hybrid hybrid instrument that incorporates aspects of both guitar and sitar, will be joined by Ron Carr on drums, Carl Caspersen on bass and Nick Schlueter on keyboard.
The program also will feature music from North India, with the students of Imrat Khan performing an ancient rag from the Gharana, plus audio-visual presentations on the work done by Nature Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive."
Tickets for the "Concert for Conservation" are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and a matching donation will be made to Nature Conservancy for every ticket purchased.