Thursday, April 07, 2005

McCready Guitars for Chron's Benefit

Friday, April 8th, Pearl Jam guitarist Mick McCready will be leading a benefit concert at the Showbox for the Northwest chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. McCready himself has dealt with the agonizing stomach disorder since 2003.

The artist will anchor the U.F.O. tribute band Flight To Mars at the show, which will also feature Lee Rude and the Train Wrecks and Left Hand Smoke, which has played at two prior CCFA benefits in Seattle. Earlier in the day, McCready
will serve as the featured speaker at a CCFA luncheon at Seattle's Westin.

Flight to Mars, named after what McCready describes as a "rickety, old crappy ride" at the Seattle center, pays homage to British band UFO, a group that rose to fame in the mid-1970s.

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