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Published: 2007/12/06

Stanton Moore Calls on Fans To Assist Johnny Vidacovich

Galactic drummer Stanton Moore is looking for music fans to aid drummer Johnny Vidacovich. A message on Stanton’s site explains that Vidacovich has developed arthritis, which limits his ability to gig and that his house is in need of repairs. The call for help reads, in part…
Hello fans of great music,
I’m writing to you to ask for your help in helping out my mentor, teacher and good friend Johnny Vidacovich. Johnny and his wife Deborah’s house is in need of major repairs and they are in need of financial help. To compound matters, Johnny is developing arthritis in his right thumb. I want to keep him from having to play every single gig that comes his way so that the arthritis doesn’t get worse. This is the house that I learned my most important musical lessons in. This is also the house that Kevin O’day, Brian Blade and many other great drummers learned in. Johnny is one of the most unique drummers in the world and is a New Orleans treasure.
Moore is encouraging folks to make a take lessons with Vidacovich at a discounted rate or to donate via PayPal, with the full details at Stanton’s site.

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