George Grantham, the drummer of Poco, suffered a stroke 3 years ago, but his medical bills are still mounting. His daughter, Gracie, is helping raise money for his medical bills by selling donated music paraphernalia from some of the top names in the music industry on eBay. Information about Grantham’s condition can be found at Poconut.
Here’s a little bit about Grantham and the campaign from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen:
"In this day of higher and higher value for things of sho biz history, this is a good chance to latch on to something cool, at a good price, for a great cause, and help someone who brought great music to so many. POCO opened for us. their first L.A. gig, at the Troubadour…and blew us away. A year later we went looking for a singing drummer like George, who was always thought of as the Ringo of country-rock."
The number of artists without health insurance is a major problem in the music industry. FMC runs a hotline called HINT that allows artists to call up and get health insurance advice from fellow musicians, who also happen to be health insurance experts. You can check it out here.