Sharon Van Etten joining Fountains of Wayne to honor Adam Schlesinger at Jersey 4 Jersey benefit
The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne -- frontman Chris Collingwood, guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young -- are reuniting for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund’s Jersey 4 Jersey virtual benefit show on Wednesday (4/22) as well as to honor the band's Adam Schlesinger who died from COVID-19 complications earlier this month. Filling in on bass and backing vocals will be Sharon Van Etten. “As a New Jersey native, it means so much to me to participate in the NJPRF charitable event that gives back to this community,” says Van Etten. “Adam was an incredible songwriter and I am truly humbled to join Fountains of Wayne in his honor." Adds Collingwood, "Adam would have been proud that Fountains were helping to raise money for fellow New Jerseyans."
JERSEY 4 JERSEY will also feature performances and appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Halsey, Saquon Barkley, Chelsea Handler, Charlie Puth, Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, SZA and more. It will be broadcast live at 7 PM Eastern on Wednesday, April 22 on Apple Music and AppleTV apps, as well as WABC Channel 7, WPVI 6ABC, WPIX, News12, NJTV, plus E Street Radio on SiriusXM, and terrestrial radio stations 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, CBS-FM, WFAN, New York’s Country 94.7, Alt 92.3, and Q104.3.