Joe Walsh is going virtual with his 4th annual VetsAid concert this Saturday.
Joe talked about the line-up for this Saturday's VetsAid virtual concert:
"When you have an ask like this it's awkward. But you call people you kind of know, or you know, or you know somebody who knows them, and you call as many people as you can and hope a few sign on. Well this year everybody said yes and that's amazing. That's unheard of. So, you know, it's kind of like, 'Now what do I do?' But we've got 30 people that we all know and love, and these are all people who care about the veterans and I hope it'll show to vets that there are people who care and people that want to help."
There are more than 30 acts participating, including Walsh's Eagles bandmate Vince Gill, Metallica's James Hetfield, Jimmy Buffett, Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, Steve Van Zandt, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, The Lumineers and Daryl Hall.
There will also be archival clips from the past three VetsAid shows including Joe's brother-in-law Ringo Starr, Don Henley, The Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, James Taylor, Brad Paisley and others.
All net proceeds from VetsAid go directly to the veterans’ services charities which are selected through a vetting process coordinated in tandem with the Combined Arms Institute.
Joe talked about how the money will be dispensed after the event:
"We don't have a big office. We don't have a big administration budget. Every penny goes to vets. And they're smaller organizations like little places all through the Midwest that are Vet run that don't have budgets, and we keep them funded. That's what we do."
VetsAid starts at 5pm (Central) on Saturday at VetsAid.Veeps.com and can be re-streamed through this coming Monday (December 14th).
Get more at VetsAid.Veeps.com.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]