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.