Aug 7, 2012

Oklahoma Musicians Step Up for Fire Fighters.

It's hot out there isn't it? Can you imagine working outside in this heat all day? How about working as a firefighter working in this heat to fight the countless wild fires that keep popping up in Central and Western Oklahoma? Not a very tempting proposition is it? But that is exactly what is going on right now. If you live in the state you are well aware, and it has even made National news. To most people, it stays as a slightly sad story on the news, cut to commercial and we are on to something else. Not true for some musicians in the Oklahoma music scene today.

Yesterday was one of the days when everything that I love about the Oklahoma music scene really shines through. The scene is more than a business, it's more than a job, and people in the scene are a family. I got asked if I wanted to be a part of a benefit to help out the firefighters that are working overtime in unbearable heat in central and northern Oklahoma. Almost everyone knows a firefighter; maybe you even have one in your family. How can you say no to a chance to help out like that?

The main man behind the benefit is Trigger Latimer, the tour manager for Chad Sullins & The Last Call Coalition. One of his good friends is the Fire Chief in a small central Oklahoma town. His band and many other Oklahoma musicians will be donating their time this Sunday to put on the benefit to collect cases of water and supplies. Even in a time when some of these musicians may not have enough money to pay their bills they have stepped up to support the firefighters risking their lives to fight the countless fires that keep springing up.

The benefit will take this Sunday the 12th at Grady's 66 Pub in Yukon, OK. The following details are from a post on Trigger's Facebook page:

THIS SUNDAY AT GRADY'S 66:
Heat Relief Benefit line up so far is:

Chris Mullen
Jake Moffat
CJ Greco
Jc Hopkins
Ryan Reid
Ryan Dorman along with the Sunday Night Revival
Jeremy Johnson
Bo Phillips
Full band show by Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition
Hosted by Kyle Carter
Door charge is ONE CASE of water per person (more will be greatly appreciated)
more details to follow, but this will be a great night of music by musicians willing to give up their day off to help out Oklahoma firefighters in need.

So, come on out and support the musicians that are gonna be giving their time in support of their local communities and firefighters. If you cannot attend the event you can still help. Donations can be sent to http://okc.redcross.org/Donate.php

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