MARCH 27 (Washington, D.C.) – Musical activist, singer and songwriter Robert Miranda will perform the poignant “Addy’s Song,”at PetConnect Rescue’s March 29 Casino Night Gala & Auction. Inspired by Miranda’s effort to get his adopted shelter dog, Atticus (AKA Addy), to trust him, the songs honors Addy and shelter pets everywhere.

“Addy was badly abused and has very severe PTSD,” Miranda says. “He is always on high alert and thinks someone is about to hurt him.” Miranda continues, “Addy’s constant fear of everything around him seemed so unnatural. Addy seemed so sad and afraid of life itself. The song is really my attempt to understand why Atticus is so afraid – but really I can never know.” The emotional music video is streaming now.

Miranda releases his debut album, Exposed, April 15, 2014. Co-produced by Miranda, Nate Jolley (of The Jolly Twins Group), and bassist/composer Tyler Sherman, Exposed is a searing statement on the apathy and political issues dividing America. A labor of love, the self-released album was primarily recorded and mixed in Miranda’s Washington, D.C. home studio. Venerated FOH sound engineer Horace G. Ward (Usher, Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Prince) lived with Miranda for weeks at a time while editing and mixing the album. Miranda has studied guitar and music theory with The Peabody Institute’s Lawrence Hoffman, Sanjay Mishra (known for his Blue Incantation collaboration with The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia), and Herman Meyer of the Washington Conservatory of Music.

PetConnect Rescue strives to be a best-in-class animal rescue organization, dedicated to helping cats and dogs in need. Its mission is to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats and place them in loving and permanent homes. PetConnect Rescue is a non breed-specific 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, committed to stepping forward whenever there is the greatest need.

Casino Night Gala & Auction info:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7pm || Columbia Country Club
Tickets $150 per person || Cocktail attire
For tickets, contact jfrith@petconnectrescue.org

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