Jon Dee Recovering
An accident this past weekend lands the singer in the hospital
By Austin Powell, 11:02AM, Mon. Jul. 28, 2008
Jon Dee Graham was involved in a car accident late Friday night and is currently recovering at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge. Rushing home from a gig in Dallas to greet his oldest son, who had flown in from New York, the revered Austin songsmith hit a concrete embankment after falling asleep at the wheel. He suffered a concussion and some internal injuries, but was removed from ICU on Sunday morning, according to fellow Skunk Jesse Sublett.
"He's in a lot of pain but really, considering, he looks pretty good," Sublett wrote. "He dreamed we had a gig at the cafeteria, me and him and Bruton on the front line, since we've all had our introductions to the grim reaper up close. The weirdest part of the dream, he said, was that we had two drummers. You know, that's so Grateful Dead."
The Continental Club hosts a benefit for Graham on Wednesday, featuring the South Austin Jug Band and Dustin Welch. 50% of the proceeds go towards JDG's medical expenses.