Ryan Bingham Headlines ‘Stand Up For Kids’ On Dec 5
Oscar-winning musician Ryan Bingham and his band The Dead Horses will headline LA’s first annual benefit concert on Dec. 5. This one-day festival raises funds and promotes awareness concerning youth homelessness in the U.S. All proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit the Los Angeles chapter of Stand Up For Kids—a national non-profit organization that helps homeless and street kids under 21.
Bingham is no stranger to life on the street. He recently spoke about the homeless condition for kids in the U.S.: “I've always had this soft spot in my heart for the homeless community, particularly any children that are trying to survive living on the streets. When you’re continually traveling around the country, you really begin to see the condition that the country is in and the condition that people are in.
"You’re constantly encountering people from all different walks of life at all hours of the day - so you’re not always looking at the glossy side of everything - but also seeing the less fortunate side of our cities and communities and towns. I feel a lot of people still often overlook that these days, but it’s an important issue that definitely deserves more attention – and I really admire the work Stand Up For Kids is doing to make that happen.”
Bingham recently toured behind his latest release, Junky Star, withWillie Nelson. His other albums,Mescalito and Roadhouse Sun prove worth seeking out, not to mentionT-Bone Burnett constructed the film starring Jeff Bridges—Crazy Heart—around a Ryan Bingham tune. He’s a cowboy street poet…