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Nov 18, 2013
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Music Community Rallies for Randy and Sally Green

Music Community Rallies for Randy and Sally Green

PHOTO COURTESY RANDYSRECORDINGS.COM

Randy Green

On November 9 fellow musicians, friends and family of Randy and Sally Green came together in Cottage Grove to provide support and raise money for the couple who has been ravaged by health issues. The event was organized by Russell Spiegel, a friend of the Greens who became concerned after the couple’s furnace went out and they needed a costly car repair.

Randy Green is best known as the owner of Randy’s Recording Studio in Cottage Grove. Over the years he has worked with countless local recording artists. He’s also an accomplished musician and is one of those people who has a long and storied history in Madison music. A little over a year ago Randy suffered from an aneurysm THAT nearly claimed his life and left him in a recuperative state for a year. Randy’s doctors have indicated it may take another year before he is back in good condition. His wife Sally has had ongoing and sustained medical issues and Randy was the one who was there for her.

The fundraiser was held at Gaston School Gallery/SchoolGrounds Café at 6491 County Rd. N in Cottage Grove. Music was provided by Robert J, Tony Bonanno and others. A donation box was set up at the event and the SchoolGrounds Café graciously donated a portion of their sales that day. More money was raised from a silent auction.

For those who were unable to attend this event there is still an opportunity to help out. Heartland Credit Union has pitched in and a donations account has been set up. Contributions can be made through PayPal here.

Plans are also being laid for a second benefit later this winter, possibly at the Brink Lounge that would include more musical performances. As always, you can stay tuned to Local Sounds for upcoming details. In the meantime, please help the family out by going to PayPal.

The community of musicians in the city can always be relied on to help each other out in times of need. As one might expect, very few musicians are able to afford health insurance, especially in catastrophic circumstances. Coming together is a common occurrence and is part of what makes Madison’s collection of musicians so special.

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Rick Tvedt has been a performing musician since the age of eight and had regional success with local band The And. He has also been a solo performer and was a member of the Sled Dogs. He launched the monthly local music newspaper Rick’s Café in January of 2003, which is now publishing online as Local Sounds Magazine. That same year he founded the Madison Area Music Association, a charitable organization that raises money to fund music programs for kids and provides musical instruments. The MAMAs also produce the annual Madison Area Music Awards.

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