Willie Nelson Headlining Texas Tsunami Benefit

Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for victims of the tsunamis in southern Asia and eastern Africa. “I started at the top,” says musician Michael Hall of his first call to build a lineup, “and when Willie said, ‘Count me in,’ I knew we were off and running.”

The Tsunami Relief Austin to South Asia concert will be held Sunday (Jan 9) at the Austin Music Hall. Patty Griffin, Spoon, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis and the Geezinslaws also are among those scheduled to perform.

All the acts are donating their talents. Proceeds of ticket sales for the concert at the 3,000-capacity venue will go to the American Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders .

“This came together unbelievably quick,” Hall said. “The scope of the tragedy has really affected everyone I’ve talked to. People really want to pitch in.”

Source billboard.com.

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