James Redford James “Jamie” Redford, a liver recipient himself, is dedicated to educating the public about the need for organ and tissue donation through film, educational outreach and the web. James Redford waited six months for the donor liver that saved his life. After his surgery, he launched the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the need for organ and tissue donation.
Eric Stromer What do you get when you mix construction, comedy and music? Chicago native Eric Stromer, host of the hit HGTV show Over Your Head, author of Do-It-Yourself Family, and one of People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Men Alive.’ Eric’s entertaining DIY advice and infectious personality have won the hearts of millions of viewers nationwide!
Alex Band The inspiring sound of Alex Band’s powerful, emotionally charged voice is immediately recognizable to millions of music lovers, thanks to modern-day classics like "Adrienne", "Our Lives" and the chart-topping hit "Wherever You Will Go", which Billboard recently named the #1 Adult Pop Song of the Decade.
Reg Green Reg Green is the father of Nicholas Green, a seven-year-old California boy who was shot in Italy in a botched robbery in 1994. The decision by Reg and his wife, Maggie, to donate his organs and corneas, which went to seven Italians, four of them teenagers, led to a worldwide increase in awareness of the shortage of donors. In Italy alone organ donation rates have more than quadrupled so that thousands of people are alive who would have died.
Greg Barnhill Greg Barnhill’s music is timeless – He crosses all boundaries and genres. He is a Grammy-nominated, three-time Emmy nominated and one-time Emmy winner, multi award winning songwriter, an A-list vocalist, a top-notch producer – in short, a brilliant musical mind.
Chris Pierce Possessing both a soulful singing voice that harks back to the masters of the style like Solomon Burke, Bill Withers and Ray Charles and a laid back, largely acoustic sensibility that fits in nicely with chart-topping singer-songwriter contemporaries Chris Pierce spans musical generations.
Sean Hayes Sean Hayes’s old-time, folk roots still show through at times, but now they’re brushing up against a soul vibe that simmers slowly to a boil on his latest release, Run Wolves Run. Over the last decade, his six full-length albums reveal this evolution of sound. Poetic, sensual and surreal, the lyrics are equal part to the rhythm, beat and melody.
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Photo: Nate Edwards
Photo: Nate Edwards
Shasta Baca Shasta has been performing music from the age of 4 years old. She has performed for: All About Kids Tour Walt Disney Showcase, Metro Beat TV, Kool 105 radio Station in Colorado, Share the Beat® at Sundance in Utah for the James Redford Institute, Share the Beat® Colorado for the James Redford Institute.
Pat Spurgeon Pat Spurgeon is a drummer with Rogue Wave, an indie rock band that’s toured the world and released several critically acclaimed albums. He’s passionate about his career as a professional musician, and he’s determined to not let anything stand in the way—not even a serious medical condition.
<Touched by Transplantation Feature Documentaries
During the evening, three documentaries will be shown, featuring four people touched by transplantation- Eva Markvoort in 65_RedRoses; Pat Spurgeon, with indie Rock band, Rogue Wave, in the documentary D TOUR; and twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes in The Power of Two.