The Accounting Crows Rock Out for Kids Camp
Ace Accounting Today reporter Danielle Lee may well have feared decadence, aggressive and overly-medicated groupies, atonal experimentation, psychedelics, and really bad rhyme. Â But she braved the challenges and took on the story in any case, and it turned out to be pretty cool:Â
An all-CPA band rocked tax day, performing a long set of classic rock during their annual End of Season Tax Bash in a Connecticut restaurant.
The Connecticut-based Accounting Crows are: vocalist/bassist Reed Risteen, partner with BlumShapiro in West Hartford.; lead guitarist Alan Friedman, partner of Farmington-based Friedman, Kannenberg & Company; drummer Michael Fortunato, vice president of finance and administration for Orthopaedic Health Services in Old Lyme; and keyboardist/guitarist/vocalistÂ Mark Zampino, public affairs director of the Connecticut Society of CPAs in Rocky Hilllead.
The band donated their fee for the April 17 performance at Murphy & Scarlettiâs to the Southington YMCAâs Camp Sloper Camp for Kids.
âOur Tax Deadline charity gig at Murphy & Scarlettiâs is as traditional as the post office staying open until midnight that day and this year will mark our âLucky 13thâ anniversary of the event,â stated Friedman before the gig. “Weâve donated our performance fee every year to a deserving charity, and this brings our running total to $6,500.â
The Accounting Crows have performed their â60s, â70s and â80s rock staples all over the country and been featured inÂ The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, The Hartford Courant, and CBS Newsâ âEye on People.â
The band previously donated their fees to: the Americares Kosovo Refugee Fund; FoodShare; Connecticutâs Breast Cancer and Research Fund; the Connecticut Women and Disability Network, Inc.; Community Accounting Aid and Services, Inc.; the Make-A-Wish Foundation; the Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO; Our Companions Animal Sanctuary; Autism Speaks; The Mill Foundation for Kids, Inc.; and for care packages to American soldiers serving in Iraq.
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These guys, on the other hand, still haven’t even learned to count.Â