Dean Magraw is beloved by countless people, as a musician and as a person. Guitarist Elgin Foster was kind enough to forward this email to me yesterday and I'm including it here for friends and fans of Dean. NOTE: The benefit committee is considering moving the start time to noon, since more people are wanting to play. I'll post details here, on fb, and on twitter as they become available.
From: Benefit Committee
Subject: Benefit for Dean Magraw
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 12:55 AM
Benefit for Dean Magraw - August 30, 2009
Please join us in a benefit for Twin Cities' musician, Dean Magraw!
Dean is suffering from cancer-related issues and has had to cancel all of his performances for the foreseeable future. A benefit to raise money for his living expenses will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at The Celtic Junction in St. Paul:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Doors will open at 1:30 and music will start at 2:00 PM continuing throughout the day until 10:00 PM. [Start times have changed. The music will begin at noon.] Many of the Twin Cities' finest musicians will be present, including members of the Peterson family, Boiled in Lead, Lehto & Wright, Marcus Wise and more.
There is a suggested donation of $15 or whatever you can afford. Please, please forward this email onto anyone who might want to know of this event.
For more information, contact: