The Caperton Thumb-raiser
Local legends rally around a friend's lost appendage
By Derek Van Wagner,
6:10PM, Mon. Apr. 15, 2013
When Mark Caperton, carpenter extraordinaire, displaced his thumb in the line of duty, he did not anticipate his five fingered friends to come to his aid. This Thursday the Caperton Thumbraiser will be born.
Much like a fundraiser, the Austin Thumbraiser will be collecting cash in order support the medical costs of Mr. Caperton's accident. To do so, a group of musical juggernauts will grace the stage at Antone's this Thursday evening. The veteran Storyville soul singer Malford Milligan and guitarist David Grissom will be wailing center stage while drummer Chris Layton, of Double Trouble and Storyville, will be sure to put on a show along the backline. The multi-talented Scott Nelson and six stringed hot shot Derek O'Brien fill out the already busting ensemble. This band will surely give the new Antone's a proper introduction to the blues after leaving their old building behind.
But wait there's more! Everyone that snags a ticket will get free food as well as a chance to enter in the silent auction, which features a Fender Guitar signed by a mysterious artist, tickets to a Broadway show and so much more.
The opening act for this star studded occasion is local hip hop group Magna Carda, including Layton's son on drums. Be sure to grab a fistful of tickets and if you can't drive there yourself, thumb it over to 2015 East Riverside where you can find palmfuls of finger food and a reason to really put your hands together. The Thumbraiser will be held on Thursday April 18th, doors open up at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Click here to pick up your tickets.