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Jimmy Jam Benefit Tonight on Music City Roots Live-Stream

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Jim VanCleveBluegrass music artist Jim VanCleve, founding member of Mountain Heart (fiddle), contracted Dengue Fever from mosquito bites he got from a recent trip to St. Croix back in March. The near fatal experience resulted in Jim being hospitalized for days. Now, he is suffering from the huge medical expenses as a result of that infection. Tonight, Music City Roots will live-stream Jimmy Jam, a live benefit to help Jim and his family with those expenses.

The Jimmy Jam will take place at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee at 7 :30 PM. Doors open at 6. The Jam will feature award winning bluegrass artists Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Dailey & Vincent, the Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, The Grascals, The Steel Drivers, Mountain Heart, Guthrie Trapp & Friends, Jon Weisberger w/Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Ned Lubereckiand Stephen Mougin, Melonie Cannon & Friends, Buddy Cannon, Ronnie & Garnett Bowman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Cordle, Donna Ulisse, Matt King, Fred Knobloch, Jeff King, Josh Daniels (of the New Familiars), and Andrea Zonn Playing on the Planet featuring Lisa Jacobi.

Jimmy Jam is a jam for the benefit of fiddler, songwriter and producer Jim Van Cleve, a founding member of the ever-evolving newgrass-y powerhouse Mountain Heart and a significant young player in the contemporary bluegrass recording world.

This is a great out-pouring of caring from the bluegrass community. This is what makes the bluegrass family so special. With this kind of talent all at one place, you know you're going to be in for a real treat. If you can't be there in person. Here is the link for the live stream:

Singer/songwriter Donna Ulisse says, "If you are unable to attend in person you may still aid the family by contributing online via PayPal at . Simply complete the transaction in the box provided to send your donation electronically, using a credit or debit card, to Hopefully you will be able to catch this program and contribute to one of the genre's most versatile fiddlers.

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