In the Fall of 2013, local musician Robert “Monk” Mackey was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor. Since his diagnosis, he’s been undergoing treatment and recently had his first surgery. He’s currently recovering from the operation and will be exploring additional treatment as necessary.
Monk has been playing the bass since he was 14 years old. He’s played with several bands over the years including Red Beans & Rice, Another Mule, The Humanitarians, The Midwest Creole Ensemble and Monk & The Magnetos. Monk wrote the lyrics to the Little T&A song “Midnight’s Almost Gone” on The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II disc released by the Kentuckiana Blues Society last year.
Monk’s friends, family and fellow musicians invite you to celebrate a benefit for him. All donations will go directly to Monk to cover medical bills and assist him financially during his recovery and treatment time.
The benefit is Sunday, March 16 at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar. We are excited to have an illustrious group of musicians and infamous Louisville legends on stage to celebrate Monk. Doors open at 4:30 pm, with the music starting at 5:00 pm.
5:00pm The Saints
6:00pm Little T&A
7:00pm The Stray Cats Band
8:00pm Another Mule with Red Beans and Rice
9:30pm All jammers welcome!
In addition, a benefit account has been set up with Fifth Third Bank in the name of Robert Mackey under his daughter’s name Leah Schultz. The best way to donate (with NO fees deducted from your gift) is to write a check to Leah Schultz (memo: Benefit for Robert Mackey). All checks can be mailed to: Leah Schultz, 4729 Timberhill Dr., Nashville, TN, 37211. You can also visit any Fifth Third Bank and make a check or cash donation. Just tell them it is for Robert Mackey’s benefit account in the name of Leah Schultz.
A Fundrazr page has also been established for Monk at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/chHY0/sh/02obw0 or go to https://fundrazr.com/ and search for Help Robert “Monk” Mackey. (NOTE: there is a small fee associated with this method. The fee is deducted from your gift amount).