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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A benefit for Buddy

If you've ever met local musician Buddy Flett then you know his name says it all. He's a warm and friendly person. He's always quick to offer praise to others, and he's slow to accept it in return. He's a good musician. In fact, he's one of our area's best, but he's humble and that's one of the biggest factors to his charm.

In February, Buddy was diagnosed with viral encephalitis. His memory has suffered as well as his craft. He hasn't been able to play since the diagnosis and, as you can imagine for a professional musician, the pain is hitting his pocketbook as well.

Longtime friend Kenny Wayne Shepherd will make a special appearance April 27 at the Strand with Hubert Sumlin to headline a benefit concert to help Buddy financially. Here's more of the story.

A Benefit for Buddy Flett

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 27.
WHERE: Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
COST: $25 and $35. $100, VIP tickets, including meet and greet with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hubert Sumlin and other artists.Tickets are available at the Strand Theatre box office or by calling (318) 226-8555.


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