benefit concert for the family of Big
Bad Smitty was held here at BB's. It's truly a touching
event to see the outpouring of support that St. Louis shows
It was a "who's who" of local talent that donated
their time to come down and share the stage with each other.
Local blues patriarch Henry
Townsend was on hand, as well as Oliver
Sain, Larry Thurston, Marsha Evans, and so many more.
St. Louis Blues Society chairman (and member of The Cryin' Shame)
John May warmly introduced Bonnie Smith, who shared these kind
words with us. "Smitty and I had 17 good years, and I know
he loved St. Louis, and he loved the blues...and all of you.
Louis Blues Society members were on hand manning the door to
collect donations in order to help Bonnie Smith defray the cost
of funeral expenses. Your help is still needed. To lend a hand
to this cause, send your donations to:
/ BIG BAD SMITTY FUND
Helena National Bank, P.O. Box 280
Helena, Arkansas. 72342