Yes, I reside in LA for many different reasons. Mainly to be in the belly of the entertainment beast.
Yes, I was born in Portugal, which is an important cultural foundation that I've been raised in as an immigrant coming to the US.
But no matter how far I roam around this beautiful planet... Home will always be Hudson Massachusetts.
It's where I was raised by my mom. It's where I was welcomed into a community that allowed the Bettencourt family to plant its roots and celebrate its DNA.
And the 3 key molecules in that DNA was... MUSIC,
MUSIC, and MUSIC.
It's what bonded us. It's what brought Love into our hearts. And it's what connected my family to this town and many other towns and cities throughout New England.
Music was Oxygen.
Music was the Escape, when times were hard in the house, tough times as we've all experienced.
Music was the Healer.
So when I post this silly little flyer with a Turkey playing guitar... it's actually one of the most important, understated, little events I'm involved with, because I get to go HOME. I get to share the stage with the Big 3.
Why the Big 3, because they showed me and taught me one of the most important things that shaped my life forever.
Play Music for the Love of it. The passion of it. The Fun of it. More importantly... no matter if it's for 10 or 10,000 people, you pour your heart and soul into every moment.
My 3 brothers paved the way for myself and the rest of my brothers and rest of my amazing family.
I will NEVER, EVER, Forget where I came from.
Sooooo, this is a night celebrating our bond together as a family and our community of old friends from school, from childhood. If you're always looking for something to do the night after thanksgiving like we always were, Come down. Bring your fam or friends and have a beer with us and celebrate the importance of small town love. And while your there... we're gonna play lots of familiar music that shaped us all throughout our lives.
Get tickets soon as it's limited capacity.
See ya there!!!