Monday, September 7, 2009

Benefitting Them, Benefitting You

Hey Y'all,
This Wednesday at Antone's there is a benefit for Todd Wolfson. You might not think you know Todd, but if you've lived in Austin for more than five minutes, you've seen his amazing photos of musicians all over the place. And if you've ever owned one of the NAKED calendars I used to produce to help uninsured kids, you also know Todd's work. Todd had a bad bike accident recently and, like so many people, lacks insurance. I'll paste in all the details at the end of this post.

But before I do, please remember that I am also hosting a benefit on Sunday, September 13th, from 11 am til 1 pm at BookPeople on the third floor. That one is for Dan Nugent, long time BP employee, rescuer of swans, and total badass. Dan nearly died after recent surgery. He, too, is uninsured. There is not set minimum donation for Dan's benefit. I'm asking, if you're able, to throw ten bucks in the hat. But more or less is fine. We want to raise Dan's spirits at least as much as we want to help defray his mounting medical bills. There will be readings from cast members of the Dick Monologues and music from Southpaw Jones and we're even throwing breakfast into the deal. So please, please, mark your calendars and come on out.

Okay, Todd benefit info:

“Putting Todd Back Together” with Jon Dee Graham & Jesse Sublett, Skyrocket!, The Trishas, Paula Nelson, Carolyn Wonderland, Ian McLagan & The Bump Band, Alejandro Escovedo, Triple Cobra and Charlie & Will Sexton with Ruby James.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Venue: Antone’s, 213 W 5th St. 512.320.8424,

To purchase tickets in advance click here.

Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm

Cover Charge: $20 advance/$25 at the door

Silent Auction begins: at 6:00pm
Live Auction begins at: 7:30pm (and after each band performs)

DONATIONS: Help Todd via CHIP IN click here. All proceeds go to Todd V. Wolfson

Special thanks to the sponsors supporting “Putting Todd Back Together:” Antone’s, KGSR-FM, Austin Chronicle, ME Television InSite, Corcoran & Company, 101X, KLBJ-FM

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