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"TIM FLANNERY & BOB WEIR AT THE UPTOWN"
DVD FOR GIANTS FAN BRYAN STOW
IS NOW AVAILABLE AT BAMMAGAZINE.COM

By Kenny Wardell

BAM is proud to announce the sale of a special project that has been near and dear to many of us on our staff for over the past year. WillPower Entertainment presents "TIM FLANNERY & BOB WEIR AT THE UPTOWN", a benefit DVD for San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow. (Story below) For all BamMagazine.com subscribers and readers we are giving you the advance opportunity to preview the DVD and purchase it as either a digital download or as a DVD mailed to you. It will also be available at all eight Dugout Stores in the Bay Area, including at AT&T Park. Next Tuesday, July 24, 2012 the San Francisco Giants will host a pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park honoring their third base coach Tim Flannery and the BAM staff that made this project happen. During that game against the Padres we will be selling the DVD at four locations around the stadium, one on every level. Come by and say hello!

It was Opening Day of the 2011 baseball season at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers were playing the defending World Series Champions San Francisco Giants. Lifelong Giants fan Bryan Stow, 42, along with some friends, had taken a road trip to Los Angeles to root for their team. As fans were celebrating America’s pastime, Bryan was critically injured when he was attacked by two Dodgers fans in the parking lot. He sustained severe injuries to his skull and brain, and today remains in a therapeutic facility. Bryan is making slow but steady progress. However, for the former paramedic and father of two, his life will never be the same.

Tim Flannery, the Giants third base coach famous for his windmill arm encouragement of Giants runners headed for home, has an off-field musical talent of some repute. He is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose music has been described as "Americana," with both folk and bluegrass as major influences, along with music from his Celtic roots. 

In the off-season last year, Tim put together two sold-out benefit concerts for Bryan Stow, at Yoshi’s in San Francisco and The Uptown Theatre in Napa.  It was at the Napa show, produced by WillPower Entertainment, that Bob Weir, an original member of the legendary Grateful Dead, joined Tim and his band The Lunatic Fringe for a great set of songs that were recorded by BamMagazine.com and BAM TV for a benefit DVD. WillPower Entertainment presents Tim Flannery & Bob Weir Live at The Uptown, a 72-minute benefit DVD produced and directed by Peter Murphy Crowley. It will be released on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, with a pre-game ceremony (before the Padres vs. Giants game) that will feature Coach Flannery, BAM's Editor-in-Chief Dennis Erokan, Pete Crowley, and me. Four tables will be set up around the stadium that night, with BAM staffers selling the DVD to fans. For the remainder of the season, the DVD will be sold at AT&T Park in the Giants Dugout Store. It will also be available as a digital download or as a DVD by mail. The price is $20 per DVD, and all proceeds will go to The Bryan Stow Foundation.

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Song List

  1. Dublin Blues
  2. Shady Grove
  3. Road Into Town
  4. He Ain't Coming Down The Mountain
  5. Molly Gram
  6. Angel From Montgomery
  7. Hickory Wind
  8. My Name is Sam -- Berkeley Hart
  9. Catfish John -- Bob Weir
  10. Mama Tried
  11. Big River
  12. Friend Of The Devil

"The only way I knew I could help Bryan Stow and his family was through my music," stated Coach Flannery. “We thought maybe we could raise some money, some awareness. We got angry and talked of never letting hate take away from the good. We decided to love harder, and not let the light be darkened in any way. To all of you who came to these concerts with your money, energy, and love, we all thank you. All I did was bring the music -- you brought the rest."

 

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