John Bell and Patterson Hood Share Stage at Hannah’s Buddies Benefit

January 24, 2011

John Bell and Patterson Hood Share Stage at Hannah’s Buddies Benefit

Jambands.com | January 24, 2011

The 12th Annual Hannah’s Buddies benefit, which raises money for spinal muscular atrophy research, took place over the weekend at the Grand Cypress Golf Club and The House of Blues in Orlando, FL. Saturday saw the event’s host John Bell introduce Hannah for whom the event is named, before performing a set that focused on material from the Widespread Panic catalog, such as “Let’s Get the Show On the Road,” “Mercy,” and “Dirty Side Down.” Towards the end of the set, Bell brought out Buck Williams, Widespread Panic’s longtime booking agent and co-manager, who added harmonica to Neil Young’s “From Hank to Hendrix.” Bell’s set concluded with the Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood joining in for “Smokestack Lightning” and “End of the Show.” Bell also appeared with Hood’s group on a version of Alice Cooper’s “I’m Eighteen.”


John Bell Offers Hannah’s Buddies Update

January 6, 2011

John Bell Offers Hannah’s Buddies Update

Jambands.com | January 6, 2011

The 12th Annual Hannah’s Buddies benefit will take place on January 21 and 22 at the Grand Cypress Golf Club and The House of Blues in Orlando, FL . Friday the 21st will feature a golf tournament followed by an awards reception and then a performance by Galactic and the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. Saturday the 22nd will offer a dinner and silent auction followed by music from John Bell & Friends, the Drive-By Truckers, and Nickel and the Polar Bears. The event raises money for spinal muscular atrophy research.

Bell has offered the following update on the event, including a link that offers a glimpse at some of the auction items:

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