Redneck Brown and the Freshwater Donkeys are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Cooper Rebel Lee Reed, a Frederick, OK infant that was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. He is currently in the OU Children’s Medical Center; this concert will be to raise funds to help the family with costs since he has been in hospital. A silent auction will also take place with items donated from other artists in the industry.
The band will be returning to familiar territory when they return for the benefit concert on Sept. 12 at 9:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Tillman County Fair Barn and tickets are $7 and available at the door the night of the concert. This is an all-ages show, children 10 and under are free.
The busy musicians are excited to help with such a good cause, and the event is planned to be an entertaining evening, as well as raise money to help Cooper and his family. “When it comes to children, I’m always willing to help anyway I can. I’m glad that I can offer support through music” Rob Ybanez, lead guitarist said after the benefit was announced. Shelby Dyer, Cooper’s mother has been staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Oklahoma City while her new-born is been cared for in the hospital. Cooper was born June 4th and has been hospitalized since birth, he has had surgery once.
Family and friends have gotten Altus resident, Brandon Meyers owner of Red Dirt Blue Collar to organize the benefit concert. The doors will open at 9:30, with Joseph Melton and Kyle Brewer from the Kyle Brewer Band both playing 30 minute acoustic sets. Redneck Brown & the Freshwater Donkeys will take the stage at 10:30pm, following the Frederick high school football game. The silent auction will include items donated by other musicians in the industry, and the guys from RBFWD are donating quite a few items to help their home town neighbor. Concert organizers are still looking for additional items for the auction. Anyone wanting to donate items can contact Amy Haynes, in Frederick, Oklahoma, at 580-305-3126, and she will take care of you. On Facebook there is an event page set up where details will be posted: Benefit Concert for Cooper Rebel Lee Reed
RBFWD has stayed busy still enjoying the attention from the debut album “Red Dirt Blues” released in January of 2013. Radio has received it well with some stations playing the single release “All because of George Strait” every hour on the hour. The second single “When I think about Texas” was released to radio in September 2013 and is still gaining attention of many new listeners, which resulted in peaking at #32 and remained on the Texas Music Charts for 31 weeks. In July the boys from RBFWD were nominated for “New group of the year” as well as “New single of the year”. The latest hit has been “You Can’t Say”, which was released in May, and waiting on the video to be release.
Please visit Redneck Brown & the Freshwater Donkey’s website at www.redneckbrown.com for much more information, including mp3’s and contact info.