Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Drew Glackin Tribute/HINT Benefit

A few weeks ago, we told you about a pair of Raleigh, North Carolina memorial concerts for Drew Glackin, the multi-instrumentalist and bassist for Americana heroes The Silos. Drew passed away last January from a treatable illness that didn't get diagnosed because he lacked health insurance. Organized by Drew's friends, the shows raised more than $3000 for Drew's family and FMC's Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT).

Another tribute to this much-missed musician takes place on June 5 — this time at True Endeavors, a socially-engaged Madison, Wisconsin music venue. The concert — which features The Silos and Portland, Oregon's Weinland — will also raise money for HINT. Click here for venue and show info; here for the club's blog post about the event.

And check out this article that just ran in Madison newspaper The Isthmus.

Musicians are smart about a lot of stuff — equipment, booking, making new fans — but many overlook the importance of health insurance. If you're a musician who wants to know your options, visit the HINT website to schedule a one-on-one phone appointment with another musician (who happens to be a health insurance expert).

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