Concert by Paul Cummings to benefit OFD tower, and honor the late Capt. Matthew J. Porcari
A benefit concert featuring country music star Paul Cummings will honor the late Capt. Matthew Porcari and benefit the Owego Fire Department training facility.
The concert will take place at 4 p.m. on March 24 at the Owego-Apalachin Middle School, and tickets at a cost of $10 are on sale now at John's Fine Foods, Thompson's Grocery, The Community Shop and Scott, Smith and Son. Tickets will also be available at the door. A chicken barbecue will also take place at 2:30 p.m.
Paul Cummings is a singer, songwriter and fireman. Owego resident Lee Dunham stated that Cummings, who is touring up north, learned of Capt. Matthew Porcari's untimely death in the line of duty and immediately offered to travel to Owego to honor Porcari, and to support the local fire department.
On his website, Cummings writes, "It's not just about entertaining firefighters. For me, as a firefighter, it means so much more that. It's about giving the public an up close look at the people you see on the news every night! It's about really giving them one day of true appreciation!"
Paul Cummings grew up in Honeoye, N.Y., a small western New York town. After high school, Paul moved to Bergen, N.Y. where he started to lay the foundation of his music career.
Paul Cummings, a singer, songwriter and firefighter, will be returning to country on his American Firehouse Tour after a very successful run last year. Alongside Paul this year, is Baton Rouge firefighter and American Idol Contestant, Dustin Watts.
Paul has a daughter who is four years old, and currently travels to Nashville regularly to record and set up future tour plans. He has spent the last several months gearing up for 2013 with full-fledged tour. Paul has been running his own tour, The American Firehouse Tour, for three years.
This year the tour kicks off in Rochester, N.Y. and right now has dates scheduled in Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. To learn more, visit www.pauljcummings.com.