Local band, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, will play to benefit the Hearing and Speech Foundation on Saturday, March 15 at 9 p.m. at the Tomato Head located at 211 W. Broadway Ave. in Maryville. Proceeds from a $3 suggested donation at the door will benefit the foundation.
The Hearing and Speech Foundation has existed since 1979 to support low- income individuals who are unable to afford hearing aids and speech services on their own. In the nearly three decades of service, the Hearing and Speech Foundation has successfully treated thousands of patients for hearing loss, allowing them to regain and enjoy the gift of sound.
Members of Pistol Creek Catch of the Day enjoy giving back to their community. Band singer, guitar and harmonica player, Edward Harper, says the band enjoys playing along with the audience, not simply for them.
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day plays more benefits than private events, preferring instead to earn pictures of the events they play providing photographic evidence that something fun happened in the lives of the people in attendance while the proceeds from the events aid local non-profits.
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day band members work double duty since they also have day jobs. Singer, guitar and fiddle player, Bill Cabage, is a science writer; bass and scratch board player, Carl Gombert, is an art professor at Maryville College; Scott Hinds is a middle school teacher in Loudon and is a rock-a-billy bass player and singer; and Edward Harper is a clinical social worker with Blount Memorial Hospital.
For information about the Hearing and Speech Foundation call 865-977-0981.