One of the Northeast's newest country bands, Sky Country, is performing a benefit concert to help Tacey Spencer Delvecchio. Delvecchio has been battling Melanoma, and her friends and family are helping to raise funds and awareness to assist in her fight.

The big fundraiser party and concert will happen on Sept. 28 at the Broadalbin American Legion, 11 Broad Street from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 518-882-5239.

We recently chatted with one of the lead vocalists, Mark Pierre, about Big Sky Country and why they are inviting everyone to help the cause.

How and When did Big Sky Country come together?

Big Sky Country was put together by Buddy Tricarick, the former drummer from Skeeter Creek. He brought together some amazing musicians, Eric Baughms on bass, Matt Howenstein on lead guitar, Brad Gardner on acoustic and an amazing young vocalist Ashley Drennan. When I went to a practice I knew this was a special group and jumped at the chance to be part of it!

Why did you jump in to help Tracey Spencer Delvecchio?

I met Tracy and her friends last year at a performance. When her friends asked, we immediately said "yes." We are all Big Family folks and really feel for what Tracy and her family are going through!

If they are not able to attend, is there another way people can help?

There are numerous contacts on their flyer that can accept donations on her family's behalf and all are greatly appreciated. They can also check our Facebook page at Big Sky Country Band and we can direct them.

Is there a special song Big Sky Country will perform in her honor?

I guess there's really not one song that we've focused on. Our goal is to hopefully lift some spirits, especially for Tracy, her family and friends as she beats this awful disease!