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We spoke to Dave Brown, co-owner of The Basement, about this Benefit/Tribute show. The benefit is being sponsored by Tennessee Brew Works and 5 Points Pizza. Tennessee Brew Works will have their beer on tap for the evening. Both sponsors are also donating money directly to East C.A.N. $8 suggested donation.
The lineup includes:
Allen Thompson Band
“You’ll just have to show up to find out who plays what,” said Brown.
Do615: What made you want to put this benefit show on?
DB: In July I found an emaciated stray dog in my driveway one morning. She was in really bad shape. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep her so I contacted East CAN. I was amazed at their response. They brought over a dog house, food, a leash and collar, a brush, flea medicine, helped with a vet bill and even came over to walk her while I was at work, all while finding her a good, loving permanent home. I asked if there was anything else I could do to help and we decided to do a benefit show at The Basement in the same way we do our Beatles vs. Stones show in December for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Do615: What Bob Dylan cover are you most excited to hear Friday?
DB: There are so many great bands doing great song selections, and some deep cuts at that, it’s impossible to choose. But I will say Beef Oven doing Maggie’s Farm will be one of many highlights.
Do615: Which do you prefer: Dylan in his 70’s or Dylan playing “Like a Rolling Stone” (or both)?
DB: I prefer Dylan in any of his many forms.
Do615: What is your favorite Bob Dylan album?
DB: I couldn’t name one fave, depends really on the mood I’m in. But Bringing It All Back Home was the album that I heard first and it changed the way I thought about songwriting and music from that point forward. As only Bob could word it, “A bowling ball came down the road and knocked me off my feet.”
Do615: What will the proceeds and donations do for East C.A.N Dog Rescue?
DB: All proceeds will continue the good work these folks do and pay for expenses like dog food, vet bills, flea medicine, etc.