Glenn Wasserman: ‘It’s important to support positive things that help to benefit the lives of others’
Our series highlighting the musicians on this Saturday’s upcoming Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park continues with Glenn Wasserman. Wasserman will perform alongside his band, The Mississippi Pig Farmers, which is comprised of veteran musicians who all believe in coming together for a cause.
Learn more about the band’s support of the American Cancer Society, as well as their future plans, below.
How did you come to be involved with the American Cancer Society’s Wings & Strings Benefit?
I got involved in this event because it’s important to support positive things that help to benefit the lives of others. Specifically, my music brother and cancer survivor, Scott Marshall, simply asked me, and it was an instant yes for me and my band. It’s important to give back or pay it forward whenever we can. There are too many people who have lost loved ones, so we need to join together to fight this silent killer.
Why is it important to you to support the cause?
As a musician and someone with friends and family who suffer from cancer, I felt that using music as a platform was a great way to spread the message. I like to think that music is the universal language and, as a musician, I am able to reach others to help spread awareness to events that affect all our lives.
What can we expect from your set on Saturday, July 28?
For those who do not know us, the Mississippi Pig Farmers are a group of experienced professional musicians who, combined, have more than100 years performing in large and small venues, touring and recording. While we do many cover tunes, we are not interested in “copying” songs and prefer to make them our own. When asked, I tell people that if you want to hear a song like the record, you may as well go home and play the record. As artists and musicians, we bring our brand of rock-n-blues while celebrating artists like The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Marshall Tucker and more. You can expect us to rock the house and kick butt!
We just want to have fun, entertain fans, and spread the word to everyone who will listen that we need to support each other – especially those in need, and especially those who suffer or have lost loved ones to cancer.
What else do you have going on musically?
Down the road, we are working on some original material that I wrote and hope to slowly work some into our setlist to see how people respond. We have some gigs coming up, so please visit and like us on Facebook and visit our website, MississippiPigFarmers.com. You will find information there on how to get on our gig list. You can also email us with any questions or booking inquiries.