A good friend of mine and engineer Scott Harding was in a horrible car crash a few weeks ago returning from a studio in a cab. 3 Kids were drag racing and ran a red light and plowed into the side of the cab and then fled the scene, the next morning the car was reported stolen. As a result of the crash, Scott in now paralyzed below the waist. Like a lot of people in the industry, Scott had no health insurance and very little in the bank. All of his friends, fellow engineers, and musicians are pulling together to help raise money for the HUGE bills that are starting to come in as a result of the accident. Benefit concerts are being organized and below is the first one. If you are in NYC and want to hear some incredible musicians and help someone at the same time, this is the night. The Scotty Hard Concert, March 19th Highline Ballroom 461 West 16th Street New York Confirmed artists: John Scofield John Medeski Billy Martin Bill Laswell Eric Krasno Neal Evans Marco Benevento Joe Russo Antibalas Sex Mob DJ Logic John Ellis Michael Blake Vijay Iyer Tommy Hamilton Kevin Kendrick The date is March 19, you can see further details on the venue web site http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=427. 100% of the gross box office receipts will go to the trust. Tickets are on sale now. We're doing this event entirely non-comp, tickets can be purchased through the outlet specified on the site. If you can't make the show and want to still help a fellow engineer, you can send a check to: The Scotty Hard Fund c/o Heesok Chang 970 Kent Ave #401 brooklyn ny 11205 Any amount will help even if it's $1. Scott Harding has engineered some great records and worked with incredible artists. I'm sure you either have one of the records he's worked on or heard on the radio. Thank you in advance.