Bob McGrath and Country Singer Ayla Brown Raise Voices for Songs of Love!
‘Sesame Street’s’ Bob McGrath and Country Singer Ayla Brown Raise Voices for Songs of Love!
Bob McGrath and Ayla Brown teach the audience the “song of love” for Riley(being held by Ayla)-(Photo by K4T photography)
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, a benefit for Songs of Love called “”An Evening of Music and More with Songs of Love,” was held at The Shoppes of Blackstone Valley – Showcase Cinema de Lux in Millbury, featuring performances by Ayla Brown and Bob McGrath. The highlight of the evening was when the audience got to record on the chorus of a “song of love” for 3-year-old cancer patient Riley Borowy. The lead vocals of Riley’s “song of love” had been recorded earlier in the morning by Bob McGrath and Ayla Brown at the Fontanez recording studio in Worcester, MA. Senator Scott Brown and His wife Gail Huff were special guests at the event. The event was the culmination of a year long effort that raised nearly $25,000 for the Songs of Love Foundation. Special thanks to Ayla Brown for introducing Songs of Love to the fine people at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley. They include Ellyn Fleshner, Allison Yee and Katherine Waller. We are grateful to them all!
Listen to Riley’s song below
From left to right: Riley’s Mom Kristie Borowy, Riley Borowy, Ayla Brown, Riley’s brother Anthony Borowy, Bob McGrath-(photo by Donna Kotoff)
Left to right: Senator Scott Brown, John Beltzer, Ayla Brown, Bob McGrath-(photo by Donna Kotoff)
Gail Huff and Ayla Brown look on as Bob McGrath engages in some playtime with Riley and her brother Anthony!-(photo by Donna Kotoff)
Bob McGrath get us all misty-eyed with his touching performance of memorable songs.(photo by Donna Kotoff)
The audience sings on the chorus of Riley’s “song of love”!-(Photo by K4T photography)
Ayla Brown performs flawlessly with her band-(Photo by K4T photography)
Ellyn Fleshner of the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley being thanked by John Beltzer