News on the Chris Tapp Benefit

Thursday, July 26th, 2012


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.


— Radley


PS: Here’s some music.


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7 Responses to “News on the Chris Tapp Benefit”

  1. #1 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    More Chris Tapp! Less guest bloggers! (Just kidding. How about way more Chris Tapp, same amount of guest bloggers.)

  2. #2 |  Jeremy | 

    We are also doing a benefit for Chris here in Evansville Indiana at Mojo’s BoneYard Saturday August 18th. Beer Garden, Corn Hole, Musical acts all day.
    Starts at 1pm and last all the way till 1 am. their is an account set up at Old National Bank in Chris Tapps name if anyone would like to make a donation.

  3. #3 |  Hamilton | 

    It was nice following your blog when it was you blogging, but I’m outta here!

  4. #4 |  Marty | 

    if you can record these benefits off the board and sell mp3s or cd’s of the shows, I’d love to have a copy. that might be a good way to raise a few more bucks…

  5. #5 |  Mark | 

    I’m sore to be missing this. Well done, Radley. I’m raising a glass..

    For the rest of you… if you’re in Nashville or within a couple hundred you should come out. The Cold Stares are phenomenal and loud and balls and blues and what the fuck!?! Exactly that.

    Matthew Perryman Jones is an artist you should know about… sorry, to listen to. On top, he’s one of the best late night bar hangs I’ve known. Jamie Kenney is top class, known him for a little bit. Should be an awesome show. Only quality folks involved that i’ve seen so far. And a nashvillian (kind of) saying, “quality” about a show means something.

    Looking forward to hearing about it. Get some video in, Radley? Call Dave…

  6. #6 |  Linda | 

    I live too far from Nashville, I am not a famous artist or musician with anything to donate, nor do I own a bed and breakfast……looks like I have nothing to contribute here except some well wishes of good luck. I bet it will be a big success.

  7. #7 |  Son of the Agitator « The Honest Courtesan | 

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