More often than not, at any given get-together, Keith Cummings and his children, Brian and Heather, were appointed as the unofficial musical entertainment.
These days — together with Steve Shaughnessy and Taylor Cummings — they’re official as Points East, kicking off the fifth annual Songwriters Share Concert Series while giving back to the community.
On Friday, January 4, the North Fork-based band will share the inspiration behind their alternative, folk, “newgrass” music, while also sharing the proceeds of the concert with a local charity of their choice — in this case, Maureen’s Haven, which seeks to provide safe, warm, temporary shelter to homeless individuals from November through March, utilizing volunteer houses of worship and congregation volunteers.
“Their original songs reflect deep personal experience, the emotions of which are communicated through warm, satisfying harmonies and clean, unadorned arrangements,” according to a press release, adding, “Points East’s intimate style appeals to all fans of harmony and good music.”
Upcoming concerts include Inda Eaton playing for Project Most on February 1; Caroline Doctorow for Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on March 1; Fred Raimondo for The Retreat on April 5; Gene Casey for Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons on May 3; and Nancy Remkus and Dan Koontz for the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry on June 7.
Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, located at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call (631) 537-0132.