Lou Franco: ‘I Think We’re All Affected’ by Cancer

Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit is fast approaching at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park, and we still have to hear from some of the performers who will grace the stage this weekend.

Enter Lou Franco, one of the Valley’s most sought after and enduring musicians, who briefly shares his thoughts with us on the importance of the event.

How did you come to be involved with the American Cancer Society’s Wings & Strings Benefit?
I’m good friends with Scott Marshall. I also try to do as much as I can musically, to try to benefit others in need, so I’m always “all in” when it comes to helping a great cause such as this.

Why is it important to you to support the cause?
There’s always so many affected these days with the big C, so I think we’re all affected in one way or another. I personally don’t have anyone in my family that this has happened to, but I do have coworkers that this is happened to you, and have survived and beat this awful situation. I think it’s important that we all help each other in whatever way we can. Fortunately, God has given me the talent to use it for more than self-gratification, and help out my fellow man!

What can we expect from you on Saturday, July 28?
I’ll be sitting in with Scott Marshall. There’s absolutely nothing planned; we’re just going to wing it. And let’s face it, spontaneity is the spice of life!

What else do you have going on musically?
I continue to play a lot of shows in the Lehigh Valley, bringing the Lou Franco Project and our brand of musical serendipity to the masses. Musikfest is coming up, and I’ll be performing. My schedule can be found at loufrancoproject.com/dates.

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