Event's DetailsThe global slave trade is a contemporary epidemic in which countless underprivileged and anonymous people -- often young women and girls -- are sold into various forms of bondage in all corners of the world, including Cape Cod. In 2003, Justin Dillon, singer for the rock band, Tremelo, befriended local Eastern European kids who dreamt of working in America. It became very clear to him that these young people were potential victims to be sold on the slave-labor market. With no previous experience in activism, Justin felt compelled to do something about it, a few cold-calls to human-rights activists led to more calls, culminating into Call + Response. Released in 2008 by Fair Trade Pictures to highlight the grave issue of human trafficking and slavery and to support human rights activism, Call + Response features many musicians and activists who seek to reach people on a community level.
Hey Moon is the present musical iteration of Wellfleet based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Staker and the love of his life, Alyssa Staker. From the humble beginnings of recording on a four track in his childhood basement, to pursuing a degree in Music Production and Technology, and now writing and recording at his home studio, Andrew’s long time fascination with sound recording and original musical content has resulted in an entirely unique yet somehow familiar sound. A listener may be reminded of the simplicity of children’s song or hymn gone slightly awry. If Andrew is the weight behind Hey Moon’s sound, then Alyssa is certainly the warmth and the grace. Her natural ability to harmonize and honest voice illuminate the yin yang that is Hey Moon. They are currently recording their debut album, which is expected to be released by summer 2018 on Billingsgate Records, an independent record label founded by Andrew and business partner Alex Brewer.
Event's LocationWellfleet Public Library
55 W Main St Wellfleet 02667, United States