We got this note from Megan Brugger at MyClassicCountry radio in Xenia, OH. The station was among the sponsors for the Gerald Evans and Dale Vanderpool Appreciation concert we told you about earlier this month.
The station is managed by Joe Mullins, who performed for several years with Evans in The Traditional Grass. Here is Megan’s note:
A little snowy weather and a busy Holiday season did not hinder the success of a special Appreciation Concert this past weekend, benefiting fiddler and songwriter Gerald Evans, Jr. and banjo player Dale Vanderpool. Both are fighting cancer.
Sunday, bluegrass fans from the Ohio and Kentucky area packed the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. With an all-star lineup of bands and special guests, nearly $20,000 was raised. Special thanks to all of the following performers and contributors:
Lost and Found, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Blue and Lonesome, Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, the Grascals, the Wildwood Valley Boys, J.D. Crowe and the New South, the Larry Stephenson Band, Sonny Osborne, Mark Rader, Larry Cordle, Dwayne Sparks, Darrell Adkins and the staff of the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Bluegrass Classic, the staff and volunteers of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival and WBZI Radio.
Many other members of the national Bluegrass community sent donations as well.
It was truly a special day for two talented gentlemen who remain in our thoughts and prayers this Christmas season.
Joe Mullins would like to sincerely thank all contributors for their support and generosity.
If you would like to make an after-the-fact donation, you can send it to:
My Classic Country
23 East Second St.
Xenia, OH 45385
Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news
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