Pickin’ Party to Benefit Ronnie Robinson, II on 3/28/14
Local and regional musicians will come together with a lot of love and a variety of musical sounds and styles for their friend and fellow musician, Ronnie Robinson, II who was critically injured in a car accident on October 25, 2013. Ronnie is currently at Care Partners in Asheville, but the goal is to move him closer to home as he continues his rehabilitation therapy. Ronnie II is the son of Ronnie Robinson, Sr. and Hilda Higgins Robinson of the Double Island community. His sister, Dawn Robinson, is a teacher at Clearmont Elementary.
The purpose of the Pickin’ Party Benefit Concert on Friday March 28th, 7pm at Heritage High School, is to help raise money to go toward the mounting expenses this family has incurred since the accident in October. Ronnie II or “Little Ronnie” AKA, “Robbie” is hoping to attend the concert in person. There is no set ticket price for the concert in hopes that people will give as generously as they are able. There will be donation stations at the entrance where you may donate cash (preferable) or a check. There is also a page being set up now that you can go to online to donate for a tax-deductable gift. Redbasket.org is a non-profit organization that offers a way to contribute money directly to people in need and receive a tax deduction for it. The page for Ronnie Robinson II is under construction so if you don’t find it at first, please go back and try again.
The musicians performing in the show have worked with Ronnie Robinson II over the past 25 years and include: The Can’t Hardly Play Boys with Ronnie Robinson, Sr. and Debbie Phillips, Anthony Hensley, Derek Whitson; Lynn Netherton of Asheville; Ron and Minnie Powell and the Lucky Streak Band; Glenn Nance and Lenny Ski; David Boone and the Rhythm Kings, Ira Thomas and Wade Harding; Darrell Camby of Marion; Brandon Bailey, Mat & Emily Sigmon; Steve Hitt and the Bad Habits Band of Marion, with Eual Owens and Sam Buckner; Strictly Clean and Decent of Burke county, with Ron Shuffler, Pat and Kay Crouch; Marc Keller and John House, of Asheville; Sam McIntosh and the RoadTripp Band.
Tag-Team Masters of Ceremony will be Debbie Phillips and Steve Grindstaff, with special appearances by Yancey County’s funniest entertainer, Dillon Wilson.
The Ronnie Robinson family invites everyone to come out and enjoy an evening of music and celebration, and is thankful for your support and prayers.