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 #97275  by 66starfire
 Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:56 pm
Sorry for the dual posts (I missed this folder the first time around), but want to make sure some eyeballs get on this.

Hi All,

Just a heads up that Kimock and I will be doing a benefit for a local musician Sunday May 1 at the Southland Ballroom in Raleigh. Show time is 5pm. Tickets are $20. More info and ticket link are available here: ... n-may-1st/


Mike Babyak

Who is Scott Sawyer and why are we doing a benefit for him?

Scott is a wonderful guitarist and music educator from North Carolina who has been sharing his talents with us for many years now. For the past 10 or so years, he’s endured a rare and very painful condition in his hand that was continuing to worsen, ultimately making it difficult if not impossible to continue playing and making a living. He underwent what we hope to be successful surgery a few months ago, but the final bills and lost work during recovery have really mounted.

Kimock was kind enough to volunteer to come down and pitch in to raise some money for his expenses. Very much like Kimock, Scott’s resume includes a who’s who of established names in the rock and also in the jazz world. He has been a frequent member of Nnenna Freelon’s band over the years and recently recorded an album with Kofi and Otiel Burbridge with his band Go There.