Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   PHOTO CREDIT:  Paul Schatzkin
 A Benefit for Pete Huttlinger
A Night of Great Music, Electrifying Jams & Cool Collaborations
Tuesday, July 26 at Mercy Lounge
 Featuring Live Performances by Vince Gill, John Oates,
The Long Players,
John Jorgenson, Mark Selby, Joe Robinson, Baillie & the Boys,
Sean Della Croce & more!
NASHVILLE –- July 13, 2011 --   Vince GillJohn OatesThe Long PlayersJohn Jorgenson,Mark SelbyJoe RobinsonBaillie & the Boys,   Sean Della Croce and others are coming together to lend their extraordinary talents to FOR PETE’S SAKE:  YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE HEART – A Benefit for Pete Huttlinger on Tuesday, July 26 at Mercy Lounge (1 Cannery Row) at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via TicketWeb and at the door. 
All proceeds raised as a result of this amazing night of music – sure to include once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and jams – will help diffuse costs associated with Huttlinger’s surgeries and treatment.  The widely respected guitarist and Nashville studio artist is recovering from surgery and awaiting a heart transplant.
Huttlinger has a congenitally defective heart.  His heart has slowly deteriorated over his lifetime, and in March, he went into extreme heart failure.  Too sick to wait for a heart transplant, Huttlinger was life-flighted on April 29 to St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute in Houston and underwent surgery (May 4) to have a heart pump installed.  This cutting edge device is a mechanical pump that is implanted in his heart and is powered by a battery pack which Huttlinger carries with him.  This undertaking is referred to as a “bridge to transplant.”  When Huttlinger recovers from this surgery, he will return to Nashville and await a heart transplant which will take place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Huttlinger suffered a massive stroke in November, but had recovered completely.  
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