Bluegrass folks in Kentucky and Ohio are getting together this weekend to raise money for Jim Chatfield, bass player with Shadez Of Blue and an on-air host on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Jim recently underwent quadruple bypass surgery following a heart attack, and the bluegrass community is banding together to provide some financial assistance.
Two shows are scheduled: Saturday (11/21) from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Bob Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, KY and Sunday (11/22) from 2:00-9:00 p.m. at the Freedom Worship Center in Franklin, OH. The shows are both billed as The Weekend For Jim, with suggested donations of $10 to help defray his medical expenses.
Several bands will play each day, and door prizes will be awarded at both shows. Banjo man Johnny Butten will also be on hand to attempt a new Guinness record for the longest continuous playing of the banjo.
If you are unable to attend the shows and would like to make a donation, they can be sent to:
c/o Johnny Butten
23429 90th Avenue North,
Hawley, MN 56549