Los Straitjackets: Helping Out Bandmate Danny Amis

Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer  to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis. i i

Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis. Greg Allen/Yep Roc Records hide caption

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Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer  to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis.

Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis.

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On June 11, 2007, Fresh Air broadcast a concert and conversation with Los Straitjackets, the Nashville-based indie-rock band that's made a name performing surf-rock classics from behind Mexican wrestling masks. Today's Fresh Air will close with excerpts of that appearance.

A series of benefits shows featuring Los Straitjackets and other performers will be held this summer to raise money for band member Danny Amis, who is recovering from a cancer treatment after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Information is available on their website.

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