Giants Coach Tim Flannery And Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Featured On Benefit Concert Dvd For Injured Giants Fan Bryan Stow
AVAILABLE JULY 24 AT GIANTS DUGOUT STORES AND ONLINE AT WWW.MUSICII.NET
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT BRYAN STOW FOUNDATION
It was Opening Day of the 2011 baseball season at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers were playing the defending World Series Champions San Francisco Giants. Lifelong Giants fan Bryan Stow, 42, along with some friends, had taken a road trip to Los Angeles to root for their team. As fans were celebrating America’s pastime, Bryan was critically injured when he was attacked by two Dodgers fans in the parking lot. He sustained severe injuries to his skull and brain, and today remains in a therapeutic facility. Bryan is making slow but steady progress. However, for the former paramedic and father of two, his life will never be the same.
Tim Flannery, the Giants third base coach famous for his windmill arm encouragement of Giants runners headed for home, has an off-field musical talent of some repute. He is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose music has been described as Americana, with both folk and bluegrass as major influences, along with music from his Celtic roots.
In the off-season last year, Tim put together two sold-out benefit concerts for Bryan Stow, at Yoshi’s in San Francisco and The Uptown Theatre in Napa. It was at the Napa show that Bob Weir, an original member of the legendary Grateful Dead, joined Tim and his band The Lunatic Fringe for a great set of songs that were recorded for a benefit DVD by BamMagazine.com and BAM TV.
“Tim Flannery & Bob Weir Live at The Uptown” is a 72-minute benefit DVD produced and directed by Peter Murphy Crowley. It will be released on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. That evening there will be a pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park prior to the Padres vs. Giants game. The DVD will be sold at AT&T Park in the Giants Dugout Store and at selected Dugout Stores around the Bay Area. It will also be available as a digital download or delivery by mail by going to www.musicII.net. The price is $20 per unit; and all proceeds will go to the Bryan Stow Foundation.
“The only way I knew I could help Bryan Stow and his family was through my music,” stated Coach Flannery. “We thought maybe we could raise some money, some awareness. We got angry and talked of never letting hate take away from the good. We decided to love harder, and not let the light be darkened in any way. To all of you who came to these concerts with your money, energy, and love, we all thank you. All I did was bring the music—you brought the rest.”
Watch a performance of "Friend Of The Devil" from the DVD.
A great cause! I'll have to check out more of Tim's music. Nice of you to help, Bobby!
Bob and Jackie Greene and Tim Flannery are going to sing the National Anthem at the Giants game on Jerry Day this year.
Very cool thing to do Bob!
I HAVE TO COMMEND COACH FLANNERY FOR WHAT HE'S DOING TO HELP BRYAN! IT WAS A NEEDLESS ACT OF VIOLENCE. JUST BECAUSE BRAYAN WAS @ THE GAME TO ROUTE FOR HIS GIANTS. I KNOW WHAT HIM & HIS FAMILY ARE GOING THROUGH. IN "99 A HOSPITAL IN FL ALMOST KILLED ME BY DROPPING ME, CAUSING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJ. I ENDED UP IN KESSLER REHAB. CTR. IN NJ(SAME ONE THAT ACTOR CHRISTOPHER REEVES WAS IN). I WENT IN PARALYED & IN A COMA. WAS THERE FOR A YR. I WALKED OUT OF THERE IN 2000! I HOPE & PRAY BRAYN WILL DO THE SAME! I'M GOING TO BUY THE VIDEO & DONATE MORE $ TO OFFSET THE SURMOUNTING BILLS!! MY HEART GOES OUT TO BRYAN & HIS FAMILY & I HOPE THE PUNK WHO DID THAT GETS ALL THAT'S COMING TO HIM!!
LOUIS S. HERKALO
30 WICKLIFFE DR.
NAPLES FL 34110
..but if all those ball players gave up about an hour's wages, Bryan Stow would be well looked after . I hope they are doing just that as well as giving fans the chance to contribute.
Very sad situation, but great to see people helping. Is there any way to donate to the fund without buying the dvd?