Music event to benefit Chase Home

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On Saturday, January 7 at 8 pm, singer songwriters Sam Robbins and Abrielle Scharff will perform at Portsmouth Book and Bar with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Chase Home for Children.

Abrielle Scharff and Sam Robbins to perform at Portsmouth Book and Bar.
Abrielle Scharff and Sam Robbins to perform at Portsmouth Book and Bar.

Founded in 1877 as an orphanage, Chase Home has evolved through the years to meet needs in the greater Seacoast community related to children and youth. Providing a home for some and working with others in their own homes, Chase Home provides evidence-based treatment and support to families in crisis.

Noting some of her biggest influences include Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, and Ryan Adams, Scharff said they have performed at this venue during this time of year for several years. At this show, however, she and Robbins will welcome opening artists such as local talent Molly McDevitt and New York artists, Andrew Kaplan and Jack Redsecker.

“We are overjoyed to be working with The Chase Home for Children, donating a percentage of the door sales, all our merchandise sales, and any other money raised for the show to the organization,” she said.

Currently a junior studying studio composition (songwriting) in the conservatory of music at SUNY Purchase, Scharff performs at school and other venues in the New York area.

“I perform solo gigs and with my college a cappella group, backing other musicians up vocally and even on bass,” she added. “I record regularly and co-write with other students as well as professional songwriters in the city.”

Tickets are $5 at the door. Portsmouth Book and Bar is located at 40 Pleasant Street in Portsmouth.

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