Cat’s Cradle will host a benefit concert for Bill Ladd featuring The Connells, The Roman Spring and Arrow Beach. All proceeds from the evening will go to help former Johnny Quest, Jolene and Two Dollar Pistol Bill Ladd battle colon cancer.
“Bill and his family have been through so much,” says brother Rob Ladd, who is organizing the event and will be drumming for The Connells. “Our goal is to help them through this time and also to bring awareness to colon cancer and the importance of being screened.”
Bill Ladd was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in May 2016 and has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation and recently had an operation to remove part of his intestines. While long-term prognosis is good, the medical costs are substantial. An initial gofundme.com campaign raised nearly $40,000 this fall and a second campaign has just begun. For more information on Ladd and to give, visit www.BenefitForBill.com.
About the bands:
The Connells first turned heads in the late 80s with their debut Darker Days
before gaining national and international acclaim for a series of releases through the 1990s. The band continues to perform regionally with most of its original lineup. Locals The Roman Spring concoct dreamy Americana-tinged pop and feature ex-members of Colourslide, Dillon Fence, Cravin’ Melon, The Veldt and Parklife. Arrow Beach is a new band featuring former members of What Peggy Wants, Hobex, Stratocruiser and Marat.