A couple of us grew up in Georgia, where they used to say the only good thing about Alabama is that it keeps Mississippi farther away. And then, to pay off the karmic debt of having said it one too many times, Rob ended up living in Mississippi for a while, where they would say the only good thing about Alabama is that it keeps Mississippi farther away. (Every once in a while Rob would point out that they actually were in Mississippi, to no avail.)
Since that time, however, through various travel-related educational experiences, bribes, threats, back-room deals, and discovering that Molly Hatchet is actually from Florida, we have all been thoroughly disabused of our prejudices not only regarding Mississippi, but also its sister state, Alabama (which, incidentally, it married, but that’s another story). Anyway, we now know that, aside from a governor or ten, Alabama produces some very fine folks, some of whom are even our beloved friends and family.
Recently, some of those fine friends and families, and their friends and families, and the friends and families and neighbors of those friends and families suffered mightily in the recent tornadoes in Alabama (which, to their credit, were actually aiming for Georgia). To help these good people get back on their feet, the Boone Saloon is hosting the Tornado Relief Benefit Concert featuring Dog Tale (funk and folk rock from Asheville), our pal Jacob Turner (amazing guitarist from Greensboro), and The Worthless Son-in-Laws (budget mid-life-crisis management from Boone).
Cover is only $5, and all proceeds from the show will go to the American Red Cross Southern Tornadoes and Related Floods Fund. In addition to Alabamians, this fund also benefits residents of Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee, but that can’t be helped.
Hope to see you there!
The Worthless Son-in-Laws
P.S. Even if you can’t make it, please help spread the word:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181988295192739