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We’re all in this together

In being involved with the music side of the Eric Smith benefit, I made numerous phone calls and requests from a lot of people.

I would like to publicly acknowledge their love and support of “a brother in need.” The wonder of this valley was clearly obvious as demonstrated by the incredible turn-out for this event and its success.

My only regret would be that not everyone scheduled to perform had an opportunity to share their music, but the spirit of the moment was equally shared by all:

Dan Sheridan, Dave Paulsen Quartet, Steve Skinner Band, Rick Rock, Red Headed Stepchild, Gary Quist Band, Thelma and Louise, Flying Dog Bluegrass Band, Jan Garrett and Dave Shappert, Little Blue, Power Company, Night Plane, Sirens of Swing, Network, Blues Fuse, Likewise, Sean O’Neil, Cory Krahl, Lindsay Chorney, Dan Sadowsky, Karl Miranda, Stu Urfrig and Alchemy Sound, Steve Cole, Tom Hills, Rob Leventhal, David Bluefield, Ray DeBacco, Bob Levy, Harley Stumbaugh and family for providing back line support, Jeff Lizotte, Paul Teft, Rob Hykus and Josh Berman for his special efforts and rewards for Eric.

These people are some of my new heroes. If I have inadvertently omitted anyone, my apologies.

One last comment I would like to make, as an observation. During the planning of this event the “feeling of healing” through love and music was my guide, and the companionship of all of the above-mentioned, my support.

I did become aware of other “brothers and sisters” in this valley that are also in need, and as a request would add their futures and well-being in our prayers and healing thoughts.

We are all in this together, and thank God for that.

Bo Hale


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