On a dreary winter afternoon in Boise, the weather is dismal. Freezing rain pelts the windows, leaving threatening puddles. "It's miserable out there," the people cry, wrapping cold hands around steaming bowls and cups.
But in another time--1964--in what feels like another world, popular folk rock duo Chad and Jeremy released their No. 7 Billboard hit, "A Summer Song." "Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights / gazing at the distant lights/ in the starry sky," they crooned. Chad and Jeremy, a part of the British Invasion, sang about sweet summer evenings, melting the freezing rain away. Now, for one night only, Chad and Jeremy--along with local openers The Mystics--bring that promise of summer to the Egyptian Theatre for a good cause.
Chad Stuart, a longtime Sun Valley resident, and band mate Jeremy Clyde--flying in from England for the event--have been reunited to support the efforts of the Central Asia Institute, founded by Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools. Mortenson is world renowned for his charity work. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Mortenson has helped build hundreds of schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have served hundreds of thousands of children. On Friday, Jan. 28, supported by the Rotary Club of Boise East, Chad and Jeremy will bring you back to the sweet '60s and donate proceeds from the concert to this excellent charity.[ Video is no longer available. ]