In late April James Alan Shelton, the much loved lead guitar player for Ralph Stanley, was diagnosed as having multiple stage 4 cancers.
Barely a month later he had very sadly passed away, the cancers too far advanced for him to receive any meaningful treatment.
Nevertheless, the medical bills and expenses are bound to be overwhelming.
To help ease the burden, Huss and Dalton – Jeff and Dianne Huss, and Mark and Kim Dalton – the makers of the guitar that Shelton was proud to endorse, have launched a raffle with a brand new Huss and Dalton James Alan Shelton Signature Model TD-R guitar
Tickets are $10 each and may be obtained by sending a check or money order to:
Huss and Dalton
420 Bridge Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Checks should be made payable to Greta Shelton.
According to Mark Dalton, ticket sales are off to a great start with a good number of tickets being sold at a recent benefit concert.
The drawing will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014, at IBMA’s WOB event in Raleigh, North Carolina. You do not have to be present to win.
For guitar specifications see the Huss and Dalton website.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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