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Los Straitjackets: Helping Out Bandmate Danny Amis13:40

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Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer  to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis. (Yep Roc Records)closemore
Western swing/rockabilly titan Big Sandy (left) stopped into the Fresh Air studios with tourmates Los Straitjackets in 2007. A series of benefit concerts will be held this summer to raise money to help cover medical expenses for bandmate Danny Amis. (Yep Roc Records)

On June 11, 2007, Fresh Air broadcast a concert and conversation with Los Straitjackets, the Nashville-based indie-rock band that's made a name performing surf-rock classics from behind Mexican wrestling masks. Today's Fresh Air will close with excerpts of that appearance.

A series of benefits shows featuring Los Straitjackets and other performers will be held this summer to raise money for band member Danny Amis, who is recovering from a cancer treatment after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Information is available on their website.

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