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Warmth of Home Concert to benefit IAM

Tom Fisch, above, and Terry Wetton will present the third annual Warmth of Home Concert to benefit Interfaith Assistance Ministry at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Opportunity House. Tom Fisch, above, and Terry Wetton will present the third annual Warmth of Home Concert to benefit Interfaith Assistance Ministry at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Opportunity House.

The third annual Warmth of Home Concert to benefit the Interfaith Assistance Ministry Winter Heating Fund will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Opportunity House at 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. The concert, produced by Howard Molton and sponsored by WTZQ, Four Seasons Title and Flat Rock Cinema, will feature local artists Tom Fisch and Terry Wetton.

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Thanks to the efforts of musician Tom Fisch, the benefit will take place for the third year in a row. Fisch first became inspired to help in 2010 after hearing about the challenges some local residents face in paying for electricity just to keep their heat on.

 

"Something about that just grabbed me," Fisch says. "Most of us take electricity for granted. It's hard to imagine working extra hours and still not having enough to pay the electric or heating bill."

Once IAM embraced the benefit idea, "the ball just started rolling," Fisch says. From there, with the help of fellow musician Wetton and promoter and producer Molton, the trio began their mission to bring the show to life.

"I absolutely love playing at this event and I always love working with Tom and Howard," Wetton says. "It's very rewarding. The audience is so welcoming and fun, and the Opportunity House is a great setting."

Molton says Tom and Terry are good friends to him and to the community. "Tom and Terry are great musicians and performers and they're both extremely entertaining," Molton says. "Their music is suitable for all ages so it's a lot of fun to see all the smiles. I'm proud and honored to be a part of it."

Whenever Fisch performs, audiences continue to connect with the warm, appealing style, diverse range of material and talent this seasoned performer brings to the stage.

In addition to writing and producing, Wetton entertains audiences with his special English flavor. His latest project, "From London to Carolina," showcases his life growing up in '50s London through beautiful original songs and dialogue.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. All ticket sale proceeds go to the Interfaith Assistance Ministry Winter Heating Fund. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Interfaith Assistance Ministry, located at 210 Ehringhaus at Third Avenue in Hendersonville. Doors open at 6:15 and show time is 7 p.m. For more information call 828-697-7029.