Elvis Costello, who habitually surrounds himself with seasoned musicians is headlining at Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new West Coast venue - The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street in San Francisco on Saturday October 6th in aid of the 6th Annual Richard de Lone Special Housing Project.
(The Richard de Lone Special Housing Project is a non profit charity with the mission of creating a state-of-the-art residential center in the San Francisco Bay Area for adults and children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare and random genetic disorder, which Richard has).
If you inspect the poster with a magnifying glass, you will see the 'Special Guests': Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Bill Kirchen, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be on the bill.
Why am I plugging this interesting sounding benefit concert in San Francisco? Because Richard de Lone is my nephew and Austin de Lone, the veteran musician who is putting the show on is my brother-in-law, that's why.
Also, my sister Lesley is the President of the RDSHP! And my talented chanteuse niece Caroline de Lone, who has known Elvis since she was a baby will undoubtedly make a guest appearance too.
Admittedly this plug stinks of Nepotism, but the concert is definitely worth going to if you are in that neck of the woods on (I repeat) Saturday October 6th.
So if you want to fly to San Francisco for this gig, Click on this link for ticket info: Ticketfly.