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Lawyers find connection with music

Judson Pierce is a member of Trial Run, performing this Saturday in Lexington. Judson Pierce is a member of Trial Run, performing this Saturday in Lexington.
April 5, 2009
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Judson Pierce of Arlington is typically on the opposing side when he meets fellow lawyer Leonard Nason of Lexington in the courtroom. Next weekend, however, they will be joining forces to perform music during a fund-raiser to benefit groups working on environmental causes.

Pierce has been playing the saxophone since elementary school, but took an extended leave from the instrument after law school. Nason, a guitarist and vocalist, invited him to join his band, Trial Run, three years ago.

"I love the performing arts, and it's nice to have opportunities like this to help out," said Pierce, who also balances fatherhood with acting in local theater productions. "All communities are dealing with the concept of investing in the future through education, infrastructure, and not abusing the earth more than we already have."

Trial Run will perform at the second annual Go Green Dance Party on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Heritage Hall, 177 Bedford St. in Lexington. Tickets are $15, $25 for two, $10 for ages 18 and under, and can be obtained by e-mailing trialrunrocks@gmail.com and at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition, activist Bill McKibben's 350.org campaign, and the Global Warming Education Network.

Cindy Cantrell