Gerald Evans, Dale Vanderpool benefit

A whole raft of bluegrass artists from the Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee area are banding together this Sunday (12/20) to raise money in support of two of their own. Dale Vanderpool and Gerald Evans have labored long and hard in the bluegrass trenches, and earned the respect and admiration of many of the current performers in our business.

Both men are battling cancer, and an Appreciation Concert will be held on Sunday to both honor their musical achievements and help them and their families with the financial burdens of their medical expenses.

Dale has played banjo with Larry Stephenson, Don Rigsby and many others, while Gerald is known primarily for his tenure with The Traditional Grass and his own group, Gerald Evans & Paradise.

Evans and Vanderpool will both perform on this show December 20, as will The Grascals, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Lost and Found, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Wildwood Valley Boys, JD Crowe & The New South, and The Larry Stephenson Band. Special guests for the afternoon show include Sonny Osborne, Mark Rader and Larry Cordle.

All these acts have ties to Gerald and Dale, and are donating time for their benefit.

The show will be held at the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, OH. Those who can’t attend, but would like to make a donation, can send it to:

My Classic Country
23 East Second St.
Xenia, OH 45385

You can also get more details about the show from the folks at My Classic Country.

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