In October of 2006 banjo player Jody King fell off a ladder and broke his pelvis. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery. One month later he was back in the hospital for two additional surgeries to treat infection. He continues to wear a wound vac, and visits his doctor 3 times weekly.
In addition to his own mounting medical expenses, he has medical bills from other family matters. They are all on the mend at this point, but the expenses have been quite high.
In an effort to help offset these expenses, The Jeanette Williams Band will host a benefit concert for Jody at the Fairview Ruritan Club in Galax, VA this Sunday January 21, 2007, at 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and additional donations are welcome.
Many of Jody’s friends in bluegrass music will be there to perform and take part in the fund raising efforts.
Featured performers include:
- Bailey Savage & Broken Wire (with Jody’s student Nick Keen on mandolin)
- Jeanette Williams Band
- New Vintage (Special Reunion Performance!)
- Sammy Shelor
- Shannon Slaughter
- Ronald Inscore
- Alyssa Emerson
- And MORE!
Additional information is available online at the Bluegrass In Galax website.