David Russell with The Bluegrass Journal reports that this past weekend’s benefit concert for Ernie Thacker was a great success. It was held in Flat Rock, MI.
The show kicked off at 2:00 PM and carried on through to 9:00 PM. There was a great turn out of local bands, fans, and bluegrass newbies. There was non-stop grass from bands like The Harris-Ellis Band, Run For Cover, Fulton County, The Coachmen, New Memphis Express, as well as an all star kids band with a roster of up and coming talent (Dr. Banjo would have been proud). I’d like to thank all the bands that showed, and all the fans as well. Your donations will be put to good use for Ernie and his family. Keep Ernie in your thoughts and prayers.
Regular readers of Bluegrass Today know that Ernie was quite seriously injured in an accident this past April. Read our several reports on Ernie and his recovery here.
Ernie’s web site is regularly updated with news of his rehabilitation, and the various benefits held to assist him and his family as he regains his health and mobility. The site also includes information on how friends and fans can contribute to the Ernie Thacker Fund.
We hope to have an interview with Ernie available here soon.