SEATTLE — Seattle's Andy King will attempt to play the drums for five hours at the second annual Andy King Drum Marathon.
King will back up bands like Kingsnake, JJJACOB JJJAMES, Reader, and Zoolab to raise money for MusiCares. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 at Neumos, located at 925 E Pike Street in Seattle.
Andy and fellow Kingsnake drummer Trent Moorman performed along with the song Odyssey by Rival Consoles, courtesy of Erased Tapes. Andy then joined Margaret to chat about tonight's benefit concert.
MusiCares is an organization that helps musicians stay sober after leaving treatment and re-entering the tumultuous music scene. King himself is two years sober and benefited from MusiCares help in the past. He sees his drumming marathon as a fitting way to give back to an organization that helped him, and many people he knows.
Tickets to the Andy King Drum Marathon cost $10.
MusiCares holds free group meetings in Seattle on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Musician's Association of Seattle, 3209 Eastlake Ave. E.