We have missed you. It has been too long since our last concert and our last post back in late January of this year. We had to take a little break. We were thinking of replacing Jerry, but we were afraid of making too drastic of a change. So we decided to do it one piece at a time. Jerry was preparing for, going through, and recovering from a hip replacement. We thank the Lord that all went extremely well.
Although we have not had a concert in the last 6 months, we have not been completely inactive. On May 21st we hooked up with our friends and community business members at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville, WV. They hosted a "Dine To Donate" with, guests, Crandall Creek. For every dinner party that came in for the band, Perkins donated a portion of their bill to BMEF. Thank you to Perkins, Crandall Creek, and all of our supporters who came out to make the night a success. Seen here is General Manager, Tom Smith, presenting their much appreciated donation to Jerry Andrews and the other members of Crandall Creek.
Since we are on the topic of success, we would like to congratulate Crandall Creek and their rapidly developing events over the last few months. We have seen the release of their first CD, "Goin' Down Home", their hour long feature on 98.9 WDNE FM out of Elkins, WV, and their signing to Buckle Down Productions.
Another exciting piece of news and a huge blessing from God is that we have found, or should we say, we have been found by some new generous friends. Out of the blue we received a donation from a company out of Memphis, TN. We want to thank The Williams Company for their generosity. For 50 years they have been connecting other companies with the right people to fill their executive positions. If you or anyone you know could use their services, we kindly ask you to give our new friends a chance to help, as it is obvious that is what they want to do.
Finally, with fresh donations to BMEF, you know what that means! We are happy to announce that we have set a date for our next concert. We haven't finalized all the details yet, but we will be having a benefit concert on October 12th at 7:00 pm at the historic Strand Theatre in Moundsville, WV. Keep your eyes and ears out for further detail. We won't be such strangers; we promise! We are happy to get back to doing what we do, Pickin' and a Givin'!