If you played softball in the Fan District Softball League during its amazing 20 years of existence, 1975-94), Buzz was one of the originals on the fun-loving Hababas team.
Yes, I could go on, but if you read O’Connor’s piece that will bring you up to speed. It will also give out information about the upcoming benefit -- July 16 at Plant Zero -- for my longtime friend Buzz Montsinger, who, like lots of musicians (and some writers, too), had no health insurance. A tip of SLANTblog's cap goes out to O'Connor for his timely piece.
Note: This latest update has come in from Shannon Montsinger, Buzz’s daughter:
"On Sunday, July 16, come join us for the First Annual "Give Love To Buzz" Fest, to support Buzz Montsinger and to help him celebrate his "fifty-something" birthday. This will be the event of the year -- guaranteed!
Location: Plant Zero, East 4th Street, at Hull Street (Manchester area)
When: Sunday, July 16, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1:30 - 2:15: Steve Bassett & Robbin Thompson (solos and with Band)
2:30 - 3:15: Bruce & Adrian Olsen Band
3:30 - 4:15: Billy Ray Hatley (with Big City & Show Dogs)
4:30 - 5:15: Ron Moody & The Centaurs
5:30 - 6:30: All-Star Encore Jam
Food by Big Daddy's BBQ, Cafe Diem, The Forest and Melito's.
Wine/Beer -- Cash Bar.
Raffle prizes from: Tobacco Company Restaurant; Omni Hotel; Joe Niamtu Cosmetic Surgeon; University of Richmond Spiders; Sterling Boutique; Cocoanut Jewelry; Jeff Curry Art; Joe's Inn.
A $35 donation is requested at the door. Kids free. Tickets can also be purchased at Sterling Boutique in Bon Air Shopping Center. Phone: Home (804) 261-1933; Venue: (804) 726 4442
For full details on Sunday's one-of-a-kind show, and more information on Buzz's spinal cord injury, click here.