Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Cajun Musician Kevin Dugas Injured
Posted January 25. 2012 by Art Menius
Info from Anne Saunders of Falcon Ridge
Long time drummer for Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Kevin Dugas,
recently suffered a serious injury nearly severing his left index finger. Like
many working musicians, he has no medical insurance. He was even turned away
at the hospital & had to wait for hand surgery. His finger was successfully
reattached in Nov but it's a long recovery. Could be a while before Kevin's
back on the drum throne.
Meanwhile he has bills and a family. Chuck Wentworth of Lagniappe Productions in RI has organized the FRIENDS OF KEVIN DUGAS KREWE to help out. Lagniappe will run KREWE through their annual Mardi Gras Ball Feb 18 2012.
They will have some KREWE tee givaways for those who donate $25 or more and
will be giving away summer fest pkgs to 5 fests, the Bayou & Boogie Fest in
Rehobeth MA, Arnonebs Crawfish Fest In Augusta NJ, Grey Fox Bluegrass,
Newport FF & Rhythm & Roots, Winners so not have to be present to win, they
will mail prizes.B
Friends of Kevin may donate online at www.mardigrasri.com or send a check
to Lagniappe Productions, 51 White Oak Court, Wakefield RI 02879 on his
behalf. Just note your check with Friends of Kevin Dugas on the memo line. No
amount too small, Lagniappe has raised over 5K to date for Kevin's family mostlyfrom a large volume of small donations.