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Bluegrass Stars Join Together for James King Benefit Concert

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James KingNashville, TN -- On Monday, December 15, 2014, at 6:00 PM, some of the finest musicians from the world of bluegrass will perform at a benefit concert for James King. King, a beloved fixture on the music scene for the past three decades who is known as “The Bluegrass Storyteller,” was recently diagnosed with chronic liver failure, and is in need of a transplant.

The concert will take place at the Nashville Palace, located at 2611 McGavock Pike in Nashville. At present, confirmed artists include Adkins & Loudermilk, Larry Chunn & A Step Ahead, David Davis & the Warrior Mountain Boys, the Grascals, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain, Don Rigsby, Steve Thomas & Mark Newton, and a number of surprise guests.

Tickets are priced at $20.00, and all proceeds will go directly to help offset King’s medical expenses.

Sam Jackson, a veteran bluegrass promoter, performer, stage manager, and on-air personality who hosted the popular radio program “Fiddler’s Grove Bluegrass Show” is producing the concert.

Jackson, a close friend of King’s who has performed with him on numerous occasions, remarked, “I can’t thank the Nashville Palace enough for donating the room to hold this benefit. I’d also like to thank all the artists who have donated their time and talent to help James. Our level of talent for the evening will be top shelf. Many others have offered to perform, but there is only so much time in one evening. For those fans who attend, and generously donate, we want to give them a truly memorable night of music.”

He continues, “Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of silent auctions for various items, such as a pair of passes to the June Bean Blossom Festival; Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival; and the Vine Grove, KY festival. Festival apparel, a Tennessee Country Ham, and merchandise from the legendary Station Inn will also be included in the auction.”

King’s most recent album, Three Chords And The Truth (Rounder, 2013) received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. In September of this year, he was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.

For those who can’t make it to the James King Benefit Concert, but might want to send a donation, here is the information.

James King Medical Fund
c/o Deonia Jones
Wells Fargo
201 s. Jefferson St
Roanoke VA 24011

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo--people just have to ask that funds be deposited to the "James King Medical Fund", Or checks--made payable to the "James King Medical Fund" can be mailed to the address above.

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