It's common knowledge that being an artist or musician can be a hard row to hoe. Pay is low and often sporadic, health insurance is non-existent and if something happens and you can't play, well, it's all bad.
This Sunday, the Kansas City music community is coming together to help out one of their own, Kenny Tuna, known to local audiences from the Dixie Cadillacs, the Bourbon Cowboys, the Tuna Boat Band and many more. In October, Kenny was seriously injured in a horrific roll-over automobile accident. He spent 70 days in the hospital and will be recovering for a long time to come.
To help him and his family with expenses, a bunch of bands are putting on a benefit concert this Sunday, December 20th from noon to 9:00 p.m. at RG's, 9100 E. 35th Street S. (40 Highway and Blue Ridge Cutoff) in Independence, Missouri.
The lineup includes:
1:00 p.m. - Midnight Revue
2:00 p.m. - Dan Doran
3:00 p.m. - Camp Harlow
4:00 p.m. - Loose Change
5:00 p.m. - Riverrock
6:00 p.m. - Nate Dean
7:00 p.m. - Unfinished Business with Brian Daniels
8:00 p.m. - Carl Butler and Friends
My husband is the drummer for Brian Daniels' band, so he'll be out there in the late afternoon.
Any donations you might be able to provide--monetary or merchandise for auctions and raffles--would be greatly appreciated. For more information, contact organizer Terry Hancock.