An acquaintance of mine named Mark Zeus is a working musician. He does solo performances as well as shows with his band The Thunderboltz. He runs a small open mic night as well as teach mandolin and guitar lessons to make ends meet. He ain’t gettin rich but at least he’s doing what he loves.
He’s been out of commission though for a few weeks because he had to have double hip replacement surgery. Although he was able to jump through all the necessary hoops to get government assistance to offset most of the cost, he is not able to work right now as he recovers.
And so his friends in the Houston music scene answered a call to lend him a hand. Dozens upon dozens of Houston musicians rallied together to help one of their own taking the stage of a tiny brew pub from 4pm to 1am.
There was also a silent auction, raffles and donations.
It was amazing to see and be a part of.
Mark was actually on hand in a wheelchair. And what a class act. He was given the mic for just a few moments and of course said thank you but also said how honored he was to be in the company of such great musicians and to call many of them friends.
I would say not only are they great in talent but in heart, action and compassion.