I told you I’d keep you posted on the benefit show we’re putting together for Cold Stares singer/guitarist Chris Tapp. Here’s the latest:
We’re going with a themed show called “Nashville Takes on the Blues.” Well have a house band and—as you might guess from the title—we’ll then have a lineup of artists from around town come in to sing a few blues covers each. Local producer Jamie Kenney and the great Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones are helping me put the whole thing together. Perryman Jones will also be playing. It should be a lot of fun.
If you’re in or around Nashville, the show will be August 16th at 3rd & Lindsley. Starts at 8pm. More details to come.
I’ll also soon have more details on where you can give to help Chris out. We’re still working on getting the fund set up. If you’re interested, we’ll also be having a silent auction. We might put a few items up for an online auction if we get some items for which it makes sense to do so.
But if any of you readers have something you’d like to contribute to the auction, please drop me an email. If you’re not in or near Nashville, it would ideally be something or some service that kinda’ makes sense. Examples: Maybe you’re a famous musician who wants to donate a signed guitar. Or an amazing artist who wants to donate something you’ve made. Maybe you own a B&B and want to donate a weekend for two. You get the idea.
BTW, the Cold Stares’ new album has been the top delta blues album on Amazon for a few weeks now. They’ll also have a new E.P. out in the fall, which they recorded just before Chris started treatment.
Okay. Back to writing a book. And back to your regularly scheduled guest bloggers.
PS: Here’s some music.