Music Helps Families Heal

Music Helps Families Heal
May 1, 2010
Carrie Jones

EFFERSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As their families mourn, groups keep finding unique ways to show support for the 29 miners killed at the Upper Big Branch Mine.

The West Virginia Blues Society has teamed up with Tomahawk's Smokehouse and Saloon for a special benefit for the miners.

Blues acts from around the region hit the stage Saturday to raise money for the West Virginia Council of Churches.

All donations will go to the miners' families.

"As soon as I heard about the disaster, the first thing that came to mind was the pain the families were going through. There is a direct connection with music and healing, on a physical level, on an emotional and spiritual as well," Jack Rice with the West Virginia Blues Society said.

Rice says everyone is looking for a little comfort right now.

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