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NEWS ARCHIVE - Oct.- Dec. 2010

Nov. 29, 2010 - Ottawa music community shines! - John was overwhelmed by the support shown by the Ottawa music community last night. Some 20 musician and 120 people came to support John after his October 9th heart attack. John would like to thank Pat Moore, the Elmdale Tavern, The X Town Cryers, The Campistas, Lynn Miles, Tara Holloway, Lefty McRighty, Ray Harris and Lost Colt. And a HUGE thanks to all who came to the event. Wow. What an amazing community!

Here's the CTV News clip of the event.

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Nov. 26, 2010 - CBC Radio One interview for the Benefit show - John talks to Hallie Cotnam about his heart attack, the benefit and the future. Listen now.

The WIG also put out a story on the whole heart attack, aftermath, interview thingy. See it here.

Nov. 25, 2010 - CBC Radio One promoted Benefit concert for John - Listen to the promo for the show and listen all the way through to hear a great new song from Juno Award-Winning Lynn Miles called "Fearless Heart". Listen now.

Nov. 22, 2010 - Friends and colleagues organize benefit for John - Since suffering a heart attack and having heart surgery on Oct. 9th, John has been humbled and overwhelmed by the well-wishers and supporters. Pat Moore, singer-songwriter and radio host, has gotten together with the Elmdale Tavern in Ottawa to organize a benefit show on John's behalf. Performers will include Juno Award-winning Lynn Miles, Pat Moore, Tara Holloway, Lefty McRighty, Ray Harris, Lost Colt and John's current backing band, The Campistas, as well as members from his old band, now going by the name The X-Town Cryers. Festivities begin at 7:30 on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Elmdale, 1084 Wellington St. W. in Ottawa.

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Special Alert!

Since John suffered a heart attack on October 9, 2010 and is unable to work for 3-4 months (and there's no income replacement insurance for self-employed musicians!), many people have been asking if there is a way they can help out over the next few months.

We have set up this Paypal donation box to accommodate such requests.
Thank you for your continuing support!

Oct. 27, 2010 - More info on John's heart attack emerges in the press - John swears he didn't just do this for the media attention!

Allaire

See the Ottawa Citizen blog article here.

Oct. 14, 2010 - John suffers heart attack, recovery prognosis good! - Just after 10 pm on October 8, 2010, John was rushed to the Ottawa General Hospital where he suffered a heart attack. Once stabilized, he was transferred to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, where he underwent surgery to repair a completely blocked artery.

While the road to recovery and rehabilitation may be longer than John may have wanted, doctors are saying that he should be back playing live and touring by early 2011. In the meantime, John has said the break will give him the opportunity to write, plan his next release and work on future tour planning.

The set-back, however, has left John unable to play gigs and earn a living for the rest of the year. So if you have not already purchased John's music and merch, now would be a GREAT time to do so! Please visit the e-store and take advantage of the sale prices... and help John and his family get through this set back. As always, thanks for your support!

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