Benefit Concerts Planned for The Big Wus Chris Castino
Big Wu guitarist Chris Castino continues to recover from the open-heart surgery he underwent last month. Because he has no health insurance, the Big Wu community has established a legal trust called Our Hearts in the Right Place. Donations will go directly to paying Castinos medical bills. A few benefit concerts are also planned, most notably the Irregular Heartbeat Reunion & Benefit scheduled for June 22 at the Cabooze Bar in Minneapolis. The line-up features God Johnson, Kubla Kahn, Levitt8, Rare Medium, Sweet Potato Project and White Iron Band. There will also be a silent auction, which will include one of Chris’s mandolins, former Wu guitarist Jason Fladager’s custom made Ted Vig guitar, plane rides and original Big Wu illustrations and photographs.
Complete details are available at www.thebigwu.com. Donations can be mailed to
Our Heart’s in the Right Place, 917 Columbus St., Wilmette, IL 60091.
Castino is expected to make a full recovery.