Bush Hawg In Japan When Earthquake Struck, Help With Relief Efforts
March 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM (PT)
New RCA/NASHVILLE group BUSH HAWG was on a two-week tour of JAPAN and GUAM for ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT when the area was struck by last week’s record 9.0 magnitude earthquake. The group, consisting of band members JIM PHIPPS, RUSS CALDWELL, CRAIG HAND, SHAUN AMES, ALEX WILSHIRE and BEN HELTON, report that they are safe, but were loading in for a performance at YOKOTA AIR BASE when the quake registered 5.0 at their base location less than 30 miles from TOKYO.
The band, whose tour was to run from MARCH 6th through 19th, has been sharing some of their experiences at www.facebook.com/bushhawgmusic. Temporarily stranded at YOKOTA, the band was able to assist in preparing barracks for relief workers. The band has now arrived safely in GUAM.
HELTON said: “This ordeal is terrible, and we were glad to be able to help out in all this.”
Check out more on BUSH HAWG’s experience in JAPAN from THE TENNESSEAN here.