Thursday, 16 September 2010

G2 in Helping Hands concert to benefit jobless

G2 (l-r): Erik Igelström, Jens Koch, Christoffer Olsson, Jimmy Sunnebrandt, Tobias Strömberg

Thanks to Richard F Thompson of the BBMA for the news that the G2 Bluegrass Band from Sweden, who have been touring in the USA since the beginning of June, will top the bill at a concert for the benefit of the unemployed, organised by the Bluegrass Bands and Helping Hands movement. The concert, which has been in preparation for nearly a year, will be held at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 25 September 2010 in the Recreation Place at First Presbyterian Church, 510 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Georgia 30720. The funds from the concert will help to keep families from being evicted or having their utility services disconnected.

Also appearing will be the Dismembered Tennesseans (Chattanooga, TN), Gold Heart (Hamilton, VA), and the Hillbenders (Springfield, MO). Randall Franks (entertainer, columnist, and former member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys) will be the MC.

Tickets ($10-$20; under 12 free) are available online or from locations in Dalton and Calhoun, Georgia. Food concessions and an Italian buffet prepared by a Dalton restaurant will be available. More information is on the Bluegrass Bands and Helping Hands website; or by e-mail.