This afternoon I called Bob Crawford, the bass player for the Avett Brothers, for what I thought would be a light-hearted conversation about music that I could use to preview their upcoming summer stops in Ohio. First, let me say that Bob is one of the most humble and gracious performers I’ve ever had the pleasure to interview. What I didn’t know before calling him is that he is currently living at St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital with his wife, son, and his daughter, Hallie, who is battling a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.
Please, please send any prayers, karma, positive energy you can to the family, his daughter Hallie, and to all the other families and children battling an ugly disease. And if you have money you can donate, please consider giving to St. Jude’s: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?pxfid=27564&fr_id=1341&pg=fund&fl=en_US&et=TGGbsbnB64nA926UjwaDOw&s_tafId=4304