Thursday To-Do: Bennett Ryel Benefit | Rock Candy

Thursday To-Do: Bennett Ryel Benefit



The Munk's, with Ryel on the back right on fiddle.

9 p.m., Revolution. $5.

If you follow local music, you've probably heard of Bennett Ryel. The violin player is a member of the Munks and has collaborated with everyone from 607 to Notion to Sara Thomas. Ryel has a rare form of cancer, which started in his neck and has since spread elsewhere, making it hard for him to work. To help him with his expenses, several musician friends have organized a benefit. On the bill: The Good Time Rambers, who play an elastic style of country rock. Sometimes it's shuffling and twang-y, others it's raucously shout-along. Lead singer John Lefler sings in a gravelly tenor about things like drinkin' and cross-country misadventure. He plucked the rest of his band — Rich Dwiggins (vocals, bass), Alex Piazza (lead guitar, pedal steel, etc.) and Brooks Browning (drums) — straight from the Munks. Also: Full Flavor Menthol, a cover act with Munks' front man Aaron Grim and fiancee, Ganelle Holman. Local five-piece jam band FreeVerse shares the bill.

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