Friday, November 18, 2005

When the Levee Breaks: Part II

Mississippi, Memphis Musicians Come Together to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Victims
Dec. 9 concert at Two Stick in Oxford reprises successful Memphis event
Oxford, Miss. (Nov. 17, 2005) – When the Levee Breaks, a wild and wildly successful concert in Memphis that benefited Hurricane Katrina victims, heads south to Oxford Friday, Dec. 9 at the Two Stick.
The Mississippi version of the benefit features familiar and up-and-coming names in ruckus roots music, including musicians who performed in the recent movies Walk the Line, Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan, and have been profiled in many leading magazines, including Rolling Stone and GQ.
Jimbo Mathus’s Knockdown South headlines the event, along with Olga the Blues Babe, The Bluff City Backsliders, Amy & The Tramps, Duff Dorrough, New Orleans singer Lynn Drury, Ken Hart and several very special mystery guests.
This time, the party is sponsored by FNC Inc., an Oxford-based software company specializing in the mortgage industry.

“We are ecstatic to have these great musicians donate their talent to helping others,” said Michael Graber, director of marketing at FNC and – in the interests of full disclosure -- a member of The Bluff City Backsliders “We look forward to having a great time doing good for others.”
Admission is $10, and all proceeds go to FNC’s ongoing Rebuild the Coast fund for Mississippi Gulf Coast hurricane relief. The money raised at the concert will be added to FNC’s employee donations and company matching program for the long-term rebuilding fund.
When the Levee Breaks, Part II is being billed as a Benefit Boogie Romp. Most of the acts have also performed on Oxford’s Thacker Mountain Radio Show, and are proven local favorites. Thacker Mountain’s Jim Dees will emcee the concert in his inimitable graceful-with-grits style. Live from Memphis will film the event and 219 records will record it for a forthcoming DVD and CD Release.

The Two Stick is located just off the Oxford Square on Harrison Avenue.

Never before has doing good felt so good.

For information, contact:

Michael Graber
FNC Inc.
Phone 662/236.2020, ext. 253