Sunday will be a very special day for Joe Walsh. Joe says he was only 20 months old when his father, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, died while on active duty in Japan. Which is why he's honored to be hosting the second annual "VetsAID" concert, due to take place on Veterans Day, in Tacoma, Washington.
Last year he launched the organization "VetsAid," and centered it around an annual fundraising concert much like Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid shows. The first show was it was in Virginia and raised more than $400,000 for veterans nonprofits. This year Joe Walsh is bringing his musician friends to the west coast on Veterans Day.
This year’s lineup includes the likes of Chris Stapleton, James Taylor,HAIM, Eagles bandmate Don Henley, and a special drop-in from his brother-in-law, Sir Ringo Starr. Joe says he expects to do “Steamroller Blues” with Taylor and possibly a group rendition of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” to close the night.