File this one under: Musicians Helping Musicians.
Richie Hayward, the longtime drummer with one of the funkiest rock bands on the planet – Little Feat – was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
One of the fabulous folks coming to Hayward’s aid in his time of need is Woodstock’s own drum master, Levon Helm.
Helm is raffling off an autographed Yamaha Recording Custom 20th Anniversary Four-Piece Drum Set. The kit is owned and was played by Helm during the 1990s. According to Helm, “This drum kit is in excellent condition and comes with hardware, stands and cases.” And, yes, it’s autographed by Levon Helm.
Only 500 raffle tickets are being offered at $250 each. And all proceeds will go directly to Richie Hayward.
Yeah, it’s a pricey raffle ticket. But the prize is priceless. And it’s all for a good cause. Raffle tickets are available online starting today (April 15). The winner will be drawn by Levon at his Midnight Ramble at 12midnight on Saturday, May 22.
If you know anyone who you think might be interested, please help spread the word.