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Bedford Bash

Doctors Band to perform
at Bedford Bank’s fund raiser

By Konnie McCollum
Contributing Writer

(August 2006) – A Madison, Ind., favorite will be among the entertainment at Bedford Bank’s Bedford Bash, which starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the bank parking lot in Bedford, Ky.

Doctors Band

File photo by Don Ward

Local doctors will take a break
from their day jobs to perform Friday,
Aug., 25, at the annual Bedford Bash.

The Doctors Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. and perform a mix of classic rock, blues and soul music at the charity fund raiser. The Bedford Bash, a charitable fund raiser for United Ministries, is free and open to the public. All proceeds from food sales will be used to host the United Ministries Christmas Party for disadvantaged children.
The Doctors Band, organized in 1985 by Dr. Dave Butler, is made up of a majority of doctors in medical fields who decided to get together in their spare time and play music. They began to play at wedding receptions, class reunions and private parties. The band’s reputation grew, and today it is one of the most well-known and well-loved bands in Madison.
Currently, band members include Dr. Randy Woolbright, a dentist from Scottsburg, Ind., who is also lead singer; Joe Perkinson, a Milton, Ky., resident who works for the Trimble County Board of Education and plays guitar, keyboard and sings for the band; Dr. George Alcorn, a Madison internist who plays bass; Kenny Harding, a Madison nurse anesthetist who plays guitar; John Adkins, a newer member of the band who plays keyboard and is a backup singer; Mark Johnson, who owns a construction company and plays trumpet; Dr. Tom Kennedy, a Madison dentist who plays trombone; Dennis O’Neal, the sound engineer for the band; and Butler, an oral surgeon who plays trumpet.
Recently, the band has not been in the spotlight as much as it used to be.
“We had a short break in action because we all got busy,” Butler said.
Perkinson said the members were spending more time with their families. “As the kids get older, you just get more involved, and it takes more time.”
The Doctors Band still managed to perform for private parties and some public functions during their short hiatus. Butler said the band performs on average about 12 times a year, and this year they have already done several gigs and have several more coming up, including the Sept. 10 Apple Festival in Bedford.
The band has also been working on a fund raiser for United Way and Hospice. Crooked Creek Recording Studio, owned by the Doctors Band, is compiling a double CD of original songs by more than 30 Madison area musicians. The performers, which include Madison favorites Rusty Bladen, Dan Youngblood, Samesoul, Jimmy Davis and the Doctors Band, will each donate one original piece to the fund raiser. The CD set, which will be called Madison “Bands” Together, should be released sometime in September and will be on sale throughout the city.
“This is just an incredible effort by community musicians, and we are excited about how well things are going,” Butler said. O’Neal is heading the project.
Along with the Doctors Band, performers at the Bedford Bash will be the Trimble County High School Band and the Trimble County Cheerleaders. The Bedford Rotary Club will staff a food booth, and the bank will give out a variety of door prizes. T-shirts will be on sale for $12.

• For more information on the Bedford Bash, call the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank at (502) 255-3287.

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