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Published: 2011/12/13

Dispatch Classics and State Radio Rarities Highlight Calling All Crows Benefit

This past Saturday, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos—fronted by Chad Stokes of Dispatch and State Radio—headlined the 4th annual Calling All Crows benefit concert at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. In addition to Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, the Boston-based band the Parkington Sisters and The White Buffalo also played at the benefit. The headlining set opened with Stokes playing State Radio’s “Calling All Crows” solo as well as the Dispatch tune “Flying Horses.” The White Buffalo joined The Pintos for “Black Bottle,” and then during The Pintos encore break, the Parkington Sisters played “The Story of Benjamin Darling, Part I,” a State Radio rarity.

The non-profit organization Calling All Crows was founded in 2008 by Stokes and his wife, Sybil Gallagher, and mobilizes musicians and fans to volunteer to raise money for women in Sudan and Afghanistan. This year, the benefit concert raised $28,651 (almost twice what they raised last year).

Additionally, each year the benefit presents the “Lauzie Award,” dedicated to Gallagher’s late mother, to a woman “who embodied a true spirit of service.” This year, the award was presented to Martina Davis-Correia, the sister of Troy Davis who was executed for the murder of an off-duty police officer two decades ago. Davis-Correia was advocating for her brother to receive another trial because there were holes in the prosecution’s case. Though she planned on being able to accept the award, Davis-Correia passed away two weeks ago following a 13-year battle against breast cancer.

Here’s a look at the benefit’s setlist

Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos
Calling All Crows (*)
Flying Horses (*)
Crowbar Hotel (+)
Back to the Races
Josephine (%)
Indian Moon > Gunship Politico > Indian Moon (*)
Religion on the Rails
Spider & Gioma
Black Bottle (#)
All My Possessions (dedicated to Martina C and Troy Davis)
The Story of Benjamin Darling, Part I( ~)
Coffee & Wine

(*) Chad Stokes solo
(+) with Darren Buck
(#) with The White Buffalo
(%) Chad Stokes with Willy Urmston
(~) Chad Stokes with The Parkington Sisters

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