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A Drum Beat For Cancer - Benefit and Fundraiser for Steven D. Strayhorn

Oct 23rd - 26th, 2003 | Hammerstone's @ 9th & Russell

Steven D. Strayhorn a prominent musician in St. Louis and Illinois area, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Steve has been an established musician in the bi-state area for many, many years and has been playing drums since the age of 7. Steve has worked with top musician such, as Russ Bono, Full Moon Consort, Ralph Butler, Street Corner Symphony, Brian Clarke and St. Louis Browns, Arrow Memphis, and now the Uncle Albert Band. Steve joined this band three years ago.

Uncle Albert was started in 1991 by Tim Albert and has steadily grown in popularity in the St. Louis region. The band has been busy spreading their music around the world. Playing 150/200 shows a year, in the U.S., including two tours of Europe 1997, 1999. With growing popularity, Uncle Albert has steadily ranked among the top blues bands in St. Louis and the tri-state region. Uncle Albert has been involved in various benefits for cancer and breast cancer research, Children's welfare and education, the Veterans Association and two tours of Iceland, England and Europe including Germany.

Family and Friends of Steve Strayhorn will host a benefit and fundraiser for him to defray the medical expenses. Thursday, Oct 23rd starting with a Moonlight Bike Ride @ 9th and Russell at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 24, Jam Session at Hammerstone's; Saturday, Oct. 25, Benefit and Fundraiser at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday; Oct 26, Jam Session @ Hammerstone's at 4:00 p.m.

Your Support in this very important endeavor will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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