The concert will be in Chorney's hometown of Sea Bright, N.J. — she splits her time between Tucson and Sea Bright. The audience will be include residents of the small pennisula, home to 1,400 people and a popular summertime vacation destination — and storm responders, who are still helping the residents.
Chorney said the first floor of her townhouse in Sea Bright was filled with 8 feet of storm water and yachts were beached in her front yard.
Floating among the first-floor debris of photo albums and furniture were the masters of her recordings. She has recorded six albums including her Grammy-nominated 2011 CD “Emotional Jukebox.”
“We got slammed. We are homeless. Fortunately we’ve got a house in Tucson but we didn’t quite leave in time,” Chorney said today from Sea Bright.
During tonight's concert, Chorney will join Train frontman Pat Monahan in the duet of "Bruises," off Train's 2012 album "California 37."
VH1 will broadcast the performance — dubbed “Christmas in Sea Bright” — on Christmas Day. A special recording of the Monahan-Chorney duet will be released as a single on iTunes to raise money for Sea Bright Rising, a non-profit group helping the community and residents recover from the hurricane damage.
Read the full story in Thursday's Star.