Special Show Live at the Lab
Songwriting pals, Peter Brooks and Steve Mansfield will perform a benefit concert at the LAB in the Barnyard at 5:00pm on Sunday, September 30th. Both are accomplished Americana singer/songwriters who have released albums of original songs. Doors open at 4:30pm. $20 suggested donation.

This concert will benefit the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, an organization close to Mansfield’s heart. The net proceeds of this concert will benefit US Friends of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a registered 501c3 charity for their charitable purposes.

Peter Brooks moved from New York to the Monterey Peninsula in 1997, happily swapping banking for more “right brain” endeavors. He’s a local abstract artist represented by Gallery North in Carmel. His works are found in many corporate and museum collections.

Brooks has recorded two albums of original Americana songs, working with local recording guru Richard Bryant and a gang of talented, well-known local musicians (e.g. Tom Ayres, Jim Norris, Steve Uccello, Mike Marotta, Jr., Dale Ockerman, Tami Brown, Lauri Hofer Romero, and others). His albums “American Stories” and “Old Enough to Know (Better)” are available on line.


Steve Mansfield is a Bay Area trial lawyer. Through the “Lawyers Without Borders” organization, he assists African prosecutors in convicting wildlife poachers and human traffickers. When Steve was a federal prosecutor he was deployed by the UN in 1994 to serve as Head of War Crimes Investigations in Rwanda and was instrumental in persuading the UN Security Council to establish the War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda. He continues to work for NGOs investigating war crimes perpetrated in Liberia & bringing prosecutions.

Mansfield is an unusually engaging performer and a clever, thoughtful songwriter. His album “Arugula” and song “Kenyan Heroes” (about elephant tracking prosecutions) are available on line. Complete album review

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