Dave Alvin, T-Bone Burnett, Bill Morrissey, Stan Ridgway and other surprise guests are gathering for three nights–May 1,2, & 3–at Santa Monica’s McCabe’s Guitar Shop to assist their friend and fellow musician Peter Case.
Case, one of 1976’s musical groundbreakers with the Nerves, was the leader of the Plimsouls and a three-time Grammy-nominated solo artist and producer.
The weekend of music is to benefit the costs of Case’s unexpected double bypass surgery, performed in Santa Monica in January.
Emergency open-heart surgery was not on Case’s itinerary this winter: he had just begun a session of his popular songwriting class at McCabe’s and was preparing to celebrate his 25th Anniversary of solo performing at the intimate venue before setting off for a UK tour and parts of Europe.
Instead, Case found himself hospitalized and successfully recovering at home. However, he is also among the nearly 47 million Americans who are uninsured. Incoming massive hospital bills and aftercare costs remain unresolved.
“I’m glad to be alive and lucky to have such great friends,” says Case.
All proceeds from the concert will go toward covering Case’s expenses during hospitalization and his recovery from surgery.
In addition to the concert, Peter’s friends, fans and fellow artists established the Hidden Love Fund to help further alleviate the burden of his medical bills. For more information or to make a donation to the fund please visit here.
Further information on Case’s return to McCabe’s for his 25th Anniversary Show will be announced soon.
The line-up for the Hidden Love Benefit Weekend is as follows:
May 1 May 2 May 3
To be announced Dave Alvin T-Bone Burnett
Bill Morrissey special guests special guests
Tickets are $50 each night
Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 shows start at 8 p.m., Sunday May 3 show starts at 7 p.m.
For more information contact:
McCabe’s 310-828-4497 link
For more information on Hidden Love Medical Relief contact: