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Elvis DrakeGreetings, and welcome to the first-ever installment of the Edsel 500 newsletter. We hope you like our snappy new look as much as we do. Further, we hope the season finds you in good spirits and surrounded by friends and loved-ones.

Before we tell you about or upcoming shows to close out '07, we wanted to let you know about a benefit we are planning for our guitarist and lovable resident curmudgeon, Max Drake. As some of you already know, Max suffered a heart attack last spring (whilst performing on stage with Mel Melton. No lie!). Though Max thankfully survived the heart attack, he is, like many working musicians, uninsured. As you may well imagine, This has left him with considerable debt. In order to help defray some of Max's medical costs, we are planning a benefit on his behalf at The Blue Bayou in Hillsborough some time in the Winter of 2008. So far Mel Melton and Matt Hill and The Buzzkils have generously committed to participating in the Benefit. Bob Margolin may also participate if his touring schedule permits. Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted as to an exact date and lineup once all the details are finalized.


Friday, December 28, 2007 | Hideaway BBQ, Raleigh

We're pleased to be playing our first show at The Hideaway. We'll be opening for The Belmont Playboys, an amazing rockabilly band from Charlotte. The Hideaway BBQ is located at 2210 Capital Boulevard in Raleigh. They make a mean plate of ribs, have good beer on tap (if PBR in a can isn't your thing) and host some great bands. For more info, check out their web site.

Monday, December 31, 2007 | Broad Street Café, Durham

The fine folks at Durham's Broad Street Café have invited us to be a part of their New Year's Eve 2007/2008 celebration, and we hope you'll join us for the evening. The event will be a lot of fun; we will be splitting the bill with Sea Cow, a fantastic band straight out of Durham. Sea Cow kicks off the evening at 8:00, followed by Edsel 500 at 9:30 until 11:00-ish. We'll be followed by a DJ/dance party to ring in the new year. The admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door and includes great food, door prizes and first drink free. If you haven't been to The Broad Street Café, it's a venue that is quickly becoming The Place in Durham to go see a quality show (and it's a smoke-free environment, at that). They offer a fine selection of wine, beer, coffee, tea and desserts. Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Broad Street Café or from us. divider graphic
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