Back in March 2010, music lost one of its greats when Alex Chilton of Big Star passed away. Chilton’s legacy lives on through his influence on acts like R.E.M., Cheap Trick and Wilco. His music has also made an impact on a number of North Carolina artists, many of whom will come together on Friday, May 28 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC to celebrate Chilton’s life and music.
The show also benefits FMC’s Health Insurance Navigation Tool — a free program that helps musicians figure out their health insurance options. Performing on the bill are Greg Humphreys (Hobex, Dillon Fence), Lynn Blakey (Tres Chicas), Stu McLamb and Missy Thangs (the Love Language), John Howie Jr., Tom Maxwell, Jeff Carroll, Jeff Hart, Matt McMichaels and Adam Price (ex-Mayflies USA), the Magic Babies, Mitch Easter (with members of Gladhands), the Stars Explode, Jane Francis and Jay Manley (Velvet), Kurt Heasley (Lilys) Ann Humphreys, Jen Richelson and FMC’s own Alex Maiolo.
Like so many musicians, Alex Chilton did not have health insurance at the time of his death. By raising awareness of and money for HINT, this all-star concert will help address the issue of musicians and health insurance and hopefully lead to more musicians obtaining coverage.
If you’re a musician who’s curious about your health insurance options, check out our HINT website, which has a lot of relevant information. You can also fill out a simple online form to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our health insurance experts (who are also musicians).
As we mentioned above, we’ll be looking at the issue of musicians and health insurance in more depth at our Policy Day on May 25. Remember, you can RSVP here for that free event, which will also be live webcast.