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SYGC in Van Accident

We are saddened to announce that The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir was in a serious auto accident today. They are in hospitals receiving medical attention; most of them being treated for minor injuries. We will post more information as we can. Our thoughts are with them.

UPDATE (9/25): Ethan, Jay and Alison were treated and released from the hospital.

UPDATE (9/25): To offset medical and equipment expenses, a PayPal donation account has been set up in the band's name:


UPDATE (9/26): Mark's condition is improving -- he has been upgraded from Critical to Serious condition.

UPDATE (9/27): Elia was released from Jasper County Hospital on Sunday; both Mary and Mark remain in hospitals -- but are improving.

UPDATE (9/27): Friends of the band have uploaded this sweet video of an Opportunity School song by written by Mary and engineered by Mark.

UPDATE (10/1): All 2009 tour dates have been cancelled. The Halloween show at Sub-T is now a benefit for the band. We'll have details on more benefits next week.

UPDATE (10/2): We've had some people ask about instrument donations (you guys are so awesome!), so here's a partial list of damaged SYGC equipment that needs to be replaced:

Taylor 12 string acoustic guitar (not sure of model)
Roland KC300 keyboard amp
Premier drum kit
White Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar
Handmade violin

If you have something you'd like to donate, please contact Nan:

UPDATE (10/2): Mark had another successful surgery yesterday, but remains in serious condition.

UPDATE (10/12):
Great news! Mark has been transferred out of ICU.

UPDATE (10/14):
Mary is leaving the hospital today -- she says, "I've still got a lot of physical and occupational therapy in my future, but I've progressed to walking with a cane already."

UPDATED (11/11): Mark is walking!

Bloodshot Digest: 9-8-09

The "What Am I Gonna Eat For Lunch?" edition:

  • There's a new Grammy category this year: "Americana." While the nominees for the category won't be announced for another month, USA Today runs down the year's top contenders, and includes our very own Justin Townes Earle as "Grammy-worthy." Read all about it!
  • The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir will be having an unofficial, pre-Hideout Block Party record release bash at Reckless Records in Wicker Park (1532 N Milwaukee Ave) on Thursday, September 10 at 6pm. It's all-ages, free, and the band will have the new record on sale, so you can be the very first person on your block with your very own copy. Make your pals jealous!
  • Hey foodies! We've got the Red Hook restaurant THE GOOD FORK catering our Brooklyn BBQ on September 26 at The Bell House. There will be FREE munchies to the first 150 people, but the good folks at the Good Fork will be selling small plates throughout the day. The Good Fork has been profiled in just about every NY foodie publication, and was recently featured on "Bobby Flay's Throwdown," where co-owner Sohui totally showed Bobby who's boss with her famous pot stickers.



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