Scotland Yard Gospel Choir needs your help!

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photo by Mike Blankenhorn

Frequent visitors to KEXP, our friends The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir all suffered serious injuries yesterday while driving between shows. Here’s the full story from their label, Bloodshot Records:

One of the members of the Bloodshot family, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, was in a terrible van accident yesterday in Indiana, on their way to a show in Cincinnati in support of their new record.

Without getting into too much detail, the van blew a tire and then rolled several times, eventually coming to a rest upside down on the median. The band was transported to the Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, IN.

Alison Hinderliter, Jay Santana, and Ethan Adelsman were all released from the hospital last night with minor injuries. Elia Einhorn was held overnight with injuries to his head and neck, and is expected to be released tomorrow. Mary Ralph has a broken pelvis and collarbone, and will probably be moved to a hospital closer to home. Mark Yoshizumi was airlifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn last night with injuries to his head, back, and neck. He is in serious condition, but making progress. Our thoughts go out to all our friends in the band, and their families, friends, and significant others.

All of the band’s gear was destroyed, and the van was totaled. As anyone involved with music knows, a lot of musicians don’t have health insurance, copious amounts of income, or time to spare off work. This accident - apart from being medically and personally horrible - is also going to be expensive. We here are doing what we can to help them, but if anyone else would like to help out, there are three ways to donate and support The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir in this time of need.

1. Sign in to PayPal and send donation to: tsygc@bloodshotrecords.com

2. Send this email link to friends/contacts.

3. Click on the button in this news story (and come back here for updates).

All of us at KEXP hope for a speedy recovery for all of the band! They and their families and friends are in our thoughts.

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