Christmas, A Time For Giving

Christmas is a time for giving, for helping to provide for those less fortunate than ourselves. With that in mind, it is worthwhile remembering the annual benefit concert organized by Martha and Eddie Adcock.

The Adcocks, accompanied by Donna Sonner, and Gene & June Johnson, are hosting this year’s Annual Christmas Bluegrass Benefit for the Homeless show at the Station Inn in Nashville on Sunday, December 11.

Headlining the benefit are Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and Gene Johnson.

Other artists expected to perform include Joe Zauner, Mark Newton, Valerie Smith, Jesse McReynolds, the Roland White Band, Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe, Claire Lynch and Matt Wingate, and Alan Sibley & the Magnolia Ramblers. All are donating their time and talent.

The sound system will be provided by Clark Williams.

The show starts at 7:00pm and the suggested donation at the door is $15, although larger amounts will be gratefully accepted.

Martha Adcock implored…

“We encourage you to bring items that individuals and families can use: Soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and paste, deodorant, razors, shave cream, combs, personal-size tissues, new socks & underwear, washcloths, sewing kits, pens, pencils and small notebooks.”

All proceeds and gifts will be distributed to the homeless through Room In The Inn, a wonderful local shelter-and-help program.

Remember — they’re not faceless or nameless …… they’re just homeless.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

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.