by Ramona LaBarre
photos by Rob Hopkins
Recently, the stars aligned and Mr. Don Cunningham brought his Associates to Godfrey’s stage for a night of fun music and community spirit. Songs were covered, relationships renewed, and many folks were in the house for the first time. A milestone in Godfrey’s history, as Dave Fry’s Proclamation for the event attests:
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Whereas, Godfrey Daniels has enjoyed the good company of Lehigh County for 37 years, though safely located in neighboring Northampton County,
And, whereas, Lehigh County celebrates 200 years, and Allentown celebrates its 250th Anniversary this month,
And, whereas, the Lehigh Valley has enjoyed and benefited from the political career of Don Cunningham as Bethlehem’s mayor, Lehigh County Executive, Harrisburg lackey and now as another suit and tie job somewhere around here.
Whereas, Godfrey Daniels remains committed in presenting the finest in home-made Lehigh Valley blues, R&B, and good old American Rock and Roll.
Whereas, individuals in Don’s band ‘Associates’ has accumulated at least 250 years of playing low dives, bars, and festivals in the Lehigh Valley, providing much needed employment to said musicians.
Whereas, Godfrey’s found it had an open date in mid-September that had to be filled, and Don has decided to play a Martin guitar occasionally.
Godfrey’s presents for the first time on this historic stage, in conjunction with the Lehigh County Bicentennial Celebration, Cunningham and Associates in concert.