Jeff Burrows Banged Out 13th 24 Hour Drum Marathon Last Weekend

LIUNA 625 presented the 13th Annual 24 Hour Drum Marathon with Jeff Burrows at Good Time Charly last weekend (May 24 and 25).

Not even a week after completing the North American leg of the Tea Party Black River Tour, Burrows never seems to stop, and he was right back at it keeping busy supporting the community.

Christine Campbell and Blake Johnston performing during the 24 Hour Drum Marathon with Jeff Burrows

Christine Campbell and Blake Johnston performing during the 24 Hour Drum Marathon with Jeff Burrows at Good Time Charly in Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Benefiting from the event are House of Sophrosyne, Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, Harmony in Action, In Honour of The Ones We Love, Canadian Mental Health Association, and St. Clair College Scholarship Fund. Jeff Burrows started drumming non-stop from midnight May 25th to midnight May 26th with a different band joining him every hour or so. Proceeds to be distributed by Champions For Change.

The Instinct Chicago Band

The Instinct from Chicago performing during the 24 Hour Drum Marathon with Jeff Burrows at Good Time Charly in Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Last year’s event banged out a record breaking $40K, the total raised this year is still to be announced. Working behind the scences to organize this event and deserving much credit is community supporter and live music supporter Gary Demmanes.

Gary posted on Facebook, “Another great year of music and friendship. Where do I start to thank everyone that helped out. The sound persons Adam, Jeff, Kris and Dave were amazing, the bands that donated all their time and talent, the staff at Charly’s , Long and Mcquade for donating the sound equipment and all the sponsors that helped make Jeff’s 13th year a success. Thanks for everything and already planning the 14th Drum Marathon. Send me a message if your are ready to play again.”

The Universe Featuring Ray (Ray Stern)

The Universe Featuring Ray (Ray Stern) performing with Jeff Burrows during the 24 Hour Drum Marathon at Good Time Charly in Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Burrows was joined by a long list of fantastic bands and musical acts.

The full band line up included: Justin Jewel, Norm Ackland Jr., Wellness Band, Fresh Breath, ABX, The Playing Ground, The Universe Featuring Ray, The Blues Side, Smokin’ Purple Monkey Gang, The Universe Featuring Ray, Twisted Sisters, Leave Those Kids Alone, Alec Lauziere, The All-Nighters, The Wilkinsons, Tara Watts, Those Guys (Chris McLean and BJ), Last Minute, The Source, The Van Lares, The Formula, ITABITH (Is There A Band In The House), 1979, The Instinct, Christine Campbell and Blake Johnston, and Short Notice.

Smokin' Purple Monkey Gang Band

The Smokin’ Purple Monkey Gang band performing during the 24 Hour Drum Marathon with Jeff Burrows at Good Time Charly in Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Up next Jeff will be throwing the first pitch during the Detroit Tigers Canadian Fan Game Night on Wednesday, June 5, with some of the ticket package being donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Jeff is an ambassador of their Sole Focus Project. Find out more at https://windsoressex.cmha.ca/events/tigers/

In August he will be helping to raise funds for Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services by participating in the Tim Horton’s Night Run on August 17, you can donate at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20645/tim-hortons-night-run-2019/pledge/participant/5491961

He’s also busy as the LIUNA Bluesfest Windsor Artistic Director, with the award winning festival set for early July at Riverfront Festival Plaza. For more on the festival visit http://www.bluesfestwindsor.com/

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The Twisted Sisters ( Liz Robinson and Stephanie Baker) with Jeff Burrows during the 13th Annual 24 Hour Drum Marathon at Good Time Charly in Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Photos by Dan Boshart

Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.