Press Release – Benefit for Local Free Clinic July 7 2014


CONTACT: Julie Jensen
(608) 957-1137

Blues Great W.C. Clark
Playing Benefit Concert for Free Medical Clinic

Madison, WI—Austin, TX guitarist and vocalist W.C. Clark will appear in Madison for one night only on Monday, July 7th at 8:00 p.m. at Badger Bowl for a benefit concert for Our Lady of Hope Clinic. The Clinic provides free primary medical care for men, women and children without health insurance.

The concert will be sponsored by local businessman and philanthropist Kurt Welton of Welton Enterprises. “I have supported Our Lady of Hope Clinic since it was established five years ago, and my late-wife Maria volunteered there as an interpreter, so it is very important to me. Two years ago I had the honor of having W.C. Clark play at Welton Enterprises’ 25th Anniversary Party, and he was phenomenal. Last year I was able to get the majority of the band back together for a concert benefiting the clinic. And they are back once again this year. This will be such a fun way to help the Clinic, and in turn, the patients it serves who would not otherwise have access to a doctor,” Welton explains.

Known as “The Godfather of Austin Blues,” Clark has been playing on stages around the world for over 40 years. Blues starts from Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to Lou Ann Barton and Marica Ball have all perfected their craft under Clark’s tutelage. Clark’s mix of modern Texas blues, searing guitar and heartfelt, Memphis-style vocals have made him a favorite of blues and R&B fans alike.

In addition to Clark, other invited artists include: Ken Saydak (keyboard), Bill Roberts and Jim Ohlschmidt (guitar), Chris Sandoval (drums), Tony Menzer (bass), and Tom Sobel (saxophone). There will be an $8 cover charge at the door; however additional free-will donations will be greatly appreciated. 100% of cover charges are going to Our Lady of Hope Clinic. The band will play from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at Badger Bowl, 506 E. Badger Road, Madison.

Our Lady of Hope Clinic is located at 6425 Odana Road, Ste. 13. The Clinic offers walk-in appointment scheduling at no charge, for those without health insurance, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:00, and on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00.

For additional information on Our Lady of Hope Clinic, please visit our website at, or contact Julie Jensen, Director of Development, at (608) 957-1137 or

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