Commodore Callahan, our in-house band, is a band whose conscience and heart comes through in every song. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds, the main members are: Don Kane (bass, clarinet, vocals, music); Lauren Speeth (lyrics, vocals, backup instruments); and Josh Workman (guitar, synth, vocals). The band creates new songs, often about love and hope, but also tackling the harder issues. The band can cover a wide range of styles; for example, the single Rough Justice is straight-up rock, and the award winning tracks Such a Crime and Resurrection are country/ballad and gospel songs, respectively. The band also creates jingles for Elfenworks Productions’ partners and friends. One such jingle, “A Season of Hope,” has been used during the past few holiday seasons on The Elfenworks Foundation website.
Performances are generally at fundraisers on behalf of others, either as an acoustic trio or with additional players, to turn up the heat. After a few small duo performances at Google, the band’s first official gig was a fundraiser at Google, for a hospital to be built in Bihar, India.
The track Resurrection from this CD was used in a fundraising telethon by Peter Young Housing Industries and Treatment and took honors at a film festival. That success was followed with two additional singles, one of which was featured at the S.A.L.T. Conference “Vulnerable Populations and Economic Realities” at Golden Gate University campus, San Francisco California. The band also supported The Elfenworks Foundation’s Second Saturdays campaign, on the second Saturday of every month, including a road trip covering 35 cities. A cut from the band’s album received its premiere at the More than Bluegrass fundraiser, benefiting the many missions of the Burlingame United Methodist Church. The band supported this fundraiser for two years running. For booking and availability, see the online Digital Press Kit.
 This fundraiser was undertaken on behalf of Google and the Dalai Lama’s interpreter, Matthieu Ricard, pictured, at the Google campus, in Cupertino, California. See www.projectrespite.com for how to support the ongoing needs of this worthy initiative.
 Suzanne Fowler Palmer, Boys Hope Girls Hope S.F. Bay Area. See www.boyshopegirlshope.org for information about how to support this worthy organization.