Andre Gardner

Weekdays 2:00pm–7:00pm

Scott Weiner has photographed them all. From Presidents and pro sports players, politicians to popes, he’s documented some incredible moments over the course of his career as a nationally recognized photographer. In this town, though, he’s best known as one of greatest rock photographers Philly has ever seen. Not only have you seen his work in our local newspapers and magazines, but his shots have been published in Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and Time, just to name a few, and Paul Simon even used one of Scott’s photos for one of his albums.

Mick Jagger

Now, Scott needs our help.

John Lennon

Earlier this year he suffered a wicked case of pneumonia and sepsis that not only left him unable to work, and in need of both occupational and physical therapy, but also facing a mountain of medical bills that insurance doesn’t cover. One trip to his website will show you the hard work and incredible talent he has poured into his work over the decades. Not only is Scott one of the most talented photographers our city has produced, but he’s also one of the nicest, most humble guys you’ll ever meet. Full disclosure: when my wife and I wanted to get a set of portraits taken of our daughter, and of our family, Scott was the only person we called.

Some of Scott’s friends, fans and colleagues will gather this Sunday (8/21) at 4pm at 118 North in Wayne, PA for a benefit concert to help raise money that will offset some of the costs of Scott’s recovery. The show starts at 4:00pm, and here’s the lineup:

Michael Tearson – 4:00-4:30pm
Kenn Kweder – 4:50-5:20pm
Noah Gibney Trio – 5:40-6:10pm
Wally Smith 6:30-7pm
Skip Denenberg + Don Van Winkle 7:15-8pm
Mark Evans Band 8:20 – 9
Richard Bush with Mark Evans Band – 9-9:20
Pure Petty 9:40pm-?
This is the tentative schedule, but I’m sure many fun jams will develop out of these players as well.

I called Scott and asked him how he feels about all his friends holding a benefit for him. His reply, “I am blown away. I cannot believe the outpouring, I’m stunned. I don’t even know if I deserve it, seriously.”

We most certainly beg to differ, Scott.

Philly Music Special: Benefit For Scott Weiner is Sunday August 21 at 118 North in Wayne, PA, starting at 4:00pm. Tickets for the show are $20 and are available here.

Andre Gardner is a 45 year radio broadcast professional who continues to live the dream.

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