Benefit Concert to Help Local Cat Refuge Care for Record Numbers

Famous Chapel Hill music venue Cat's Cradle will host a concert featuring Tres Chicas, Luego and Gambling the Muse on August 21 to benefit The Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill cat sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Pittsboro, NC, July 22, 2009 --( Music fans and animal lovers won’t want to miss a very special concert August 21st at 8:30 pm at the Cat’s Cradle to benefit The Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill cat sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Nationally acclaimed trio Tres Chicas will be joined onstage by southern rockers Luego and Gambling the Muse.

The Goathouse Refuge, run by local artist Siglinda Scarpa and a dedicated group of volunteers, provides food, shelter and medical care for nearly 250 abandoned cats. The Refuge has rescued record numbers of abandoned cats in recent months. As a result, operating costs have escalated well beyond the nonprofit’s modest budget.

To help raise funds to ensure this local animal safe-haven can continue to care for cats in need, proceeds from the Cat’s Cradle benefit will go directly to providing food and medical care for The Goathouse Refuge residents, as well as ongoing efforts to place cats into loving homes.

Tres Chicas
"Tres Chicas are more than just friends - they're a sisterhood of song. When Caitlin Cary (ex-Whiskeytown), Tonya Lamm (ex-Hazeldine) and Lynn Blakey (Glory Fountain) bring their voices together, they convey sweet heartache and the world-weary acceptance that comes to insightful gals on the tall side of thirty." - Rolling Stone

LA Daily News -- "some of the sweetest country rock ever".

"The new lineup has coalesced, transforming Luego from a timid, folky indie-pop band into a self-assured, Southern-rooted unit blending classic pop and roots rock" -Independent Weekly

Gambling the Muse.
“From loping lap steel ballads to Southern-hued twang, Gambling the Muse covers alt-country territory, aching in the fashion of The Band…” - Independent Weekly

Tickets for the August 21st concert are available online at or by phone at 919-967-9053 for $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors will open at 8 pm.

Cat’s Cradle, Tres Chicas, Luego and Gambling the Muse have all generously donated their services and talent to support the Goathouse Refuge.

For more information about the Goathouse Refuge or to make a donation, visit

The Goathouse Refuge
Brenna Sowder
(919) 932-9985