Steve Earle and City Winery have announced the fourth-annual John Henry’s Friends benefit concert on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at New York City’s Town Hall. Steve Earle & The Dukes will act as musical hosts of the evening. Earle and company will also be joined by special guests Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Warren Haynes.
For the upcoming December benefit, famed guitarist Warren Haynes will be on hand to perform a solo set. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have been tapped to perform a rare duo set. This announcement comes on the heels of Steve Earle’s supporting gig for Tedeschi Trucks Band on Tuesday during TTB’s ongoing New York City residency at the Beacon Theatre.
The annual benefit concert, John Henry’s Friends, raises money for the autism community. The event notes that
all net ticket proceeds will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. This is a topic dear to Steve (Earle), as his son, John Henry, attends the school.