Cheeks Home Companion: A Benefit for Rudy Cheeks and Tune in and Tune Up

A couple weeks ago Tune In and Tune up (a part of the the RI Music Hall of Fame that raises money for musicians without health insurance) crowd funded several thousand dollars for Rudy Cheeks to be able to receive the dental care he so desperately needed, and Rudy in turn said any money raised over the amount needed for the surgery he would give back to Tune in and Tune up for other musicians to receive help.

The Parlour, appreciative to all of Rudy’s contributions to the state and the music scence in partricular were eager to help but when we logged on, the goal had already been reached.

So, in an effort to contribute to what may be a lengthy and expensive recovery as well as the needs of other musicians without insurance, we are hosting a fundraiser and have talked Rudy into doing a set of songs and stories accompanied by the one and only Mark Taber on piano and Kirk Feather on saxophone.

The Parlour is kicking off the night with a contribution of $250 and 100% of the $$$ raised that night will go to Bruce’s recovery and Tune In and Tune up. We recognize the value of the musicians in this town and realize we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without out.

Also performing: Barn Burning, Allysen Callery