Fred Has Some Great Friends
The Friends of Fred Walecki concert takes place August 8 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, Calif., and will also feature special guests David Lindley, Randy Meisner, Warren Zevon, Chris Hillman, and Colin Hay.
The house band will include Ry Cooder, Jennifer Condos, Andy Fairweather Low, Ethan Johns, and Bernie Leadon.
Proceeds from the concert will go to Walecki and his family. Walecki, longtime proprietor of Westwood Music guitar shop, has had disabling surgery due to throat cancer. He has two young children and has incurred many medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Along with building custom instruments for many popular artists, Walecki has been a friend of the Los Angeles musicians’ community for more than 30 years. Westwood Music has been a gathering place for many musicians who have gone on to have very successful careers, including those performing at the benefit.
Tickets go on sale June 24 through Ticketmaster while special golden and silver circle ticket packages are available through the Guacamole Fund at 1-800-728-6223.