Gene Casey Gets Down for Turtle Rescue

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Gene Casey

Gene Casey is doing it all for the turtles.

On Friday night, the seasoned rock and roller will headline the fifth annual Songwriters Share Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton, with all proceeds benefiting Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons — a not-for-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured turtles native to New York.

“The songwriters share what has inspired them to write their songs while also sharing the proceeds of the concert with a local charity of their choice,” according to a press release.

With a mix of blues, country and rock covers, Casey will pepper in a selection of his original music alongside Tricia Scotti, who accompanied the Lone Sharks frontman during his last two Songwriters Share gigs, and Pete Crugnale on upright bass.

Formerly a longtime Sag Harbor resident, Casey moved to Southold 15 years ago and, in 2015, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame awarded him with the “Long Island Sound Award” for outstanding contributions to Long Island’s music community.

Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students, and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, call (631) 537-0132.

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