|Jim O'Neal (second from left) with Bobby Plant|
Jim O'Neal, the founder of Living Blues Magazine and the late great Rooster Blues Records has been diagnosed with Lymph cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Like so many in the music industry, and blues in particular, Mr. O'Neal does not have insurance. You can help Mr. O'Neal and his family by sending a donation and helping to spread the word. It's good karma, baby!
A fund has been set up at
Commerce Bank in Kansas City.
Checks may be sent to:
Jim O'Neal Blues Fund,
P.O. Box 10334,
Kansas City, MO 64171.
You can also donate at www.paypal.com
to the account firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, musicians being who they are are always quick to help their own and a series of benefit shows are being arranged. If you live near any of these locations please show up for a night of great music for an even greater cause. The good that Jim O'Neal done for blues music and musicians can hardly be repaid. But here is your opportunity to try.
THE JIM O'NEAL BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES
OCT. 20, 2011
SURF CLUB, HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND
With Memphis Gold and others
OCT. 28, 2011
KNUCKLEHEADS, KANSAS CITY, KANSAS Kenny Neal, Memphis Gold and others
NOV 19, 2011(date is tentative)
BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Kenny Neal, Memphis Gold, Eddie Clearwater, Eddie Shaw, Billy Branch, Elmore James Jr., Nora Jean Bruso and others
For further details and confirmations of time and artists, please check