Salena Washington's Benefit Social

August 1st 2013 @ 6:00PM at The Bottom Fort Worth

Musical Guest for the evening is "BIG MIKE RICHARDSON"

Salena's Benefit Social will begin at 6:00PM and Legendary "BIG MIKE" will take the stage at 8:30PM. A humble guy, Richardson describes himself as a “decent” guitar player, but he’s really selling himself short. Big Mike’s pretty damn good, and he’s also adept at the piano, even though he quit practicing years ago, just after high school. Ft Worth Weekly

Salena Washington's Benefit Social

Thursday, Aug. 1st 2013 at 6pm-2am

3468 Blue Bonnet Circle

Fort Worth, TX

Join us this Thursday evening as we gather to help a friend who is about to take on a tremendous battle. Selena is battling Breast Cancer and we want to rally along side of her. All donations this evening will be taken in her honor and go directly to her fight against this horrible disease.

Friends Looking Out for One Another

One of our colleagues was recently diagnosed with breast cancer during her
pregnancy. She is getting ready to undergo 18 weeks of chemo. Several of us
at Frost and our friends are hosting a benefit for Salena Thursday 8/1/13 at The
Bottom. She is the mother of now six kids, a special lady & devoted wife. Her husband is also a colleague
at Frost. ~Friends & Family of Frost

Our Guest of Honor Salena Washington


Special Happy Hour Pricing all evening long here at The Bottom! Listen to the legendary sounds of "BIG MIKE" and enjoy your favorite spirits at Happy Hour Prices. Of course our entire Food Menu will be available throughout the evening for your dining pleasure.

Big Mike Richardson

Big Mike Richardson

Richardson has been holding down his solo residencies for more than five years now. He used to be a “cubicle bitch” during daylight hours, he said, but now that he’s a much sought-after cover guy and session player, he’s all music, all the time.

Richardson still feels there are some holes in his classic rock repertoire, enough to disqualify him from “living jukebox” status. But at one point a few years ago, he tried to list the songs that he could ably cover to satisfy customer requests, but he gave up after about 1,000. “When it comes to The Beatles, [Rolling] Stones, [Led] Zeppelin, or The Who,” he said, “it’s kinda hard to stump me.”

Richardson often draws bigger crowds than a lot of original acts. Part of the reason he’s so popular has to be that classic rock is still vital –– even the undergrads who come out in droves for his Moon gigs are conversant with dinosaurs such as Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Eagles, and the Stones.

Richardson sees himself more as an “interpreter” than a songwriter. He likens writing songs to “mowing the lawn” — he’d rather have somebody else do it. “I don’t have a lot of inspiration,” he said. “My life has been cushy.”

Classic rock, to him, is “removed from aging. It doesn’t sound dated, and it’s where I belong. I feel like I was born in the wrong era.”

Many musicians claim to have born a few decades too late, but few can conjure the spirit of bygone times as convincingly as Big Mike. “I carry the songs confidently,” he said. “My voice is what sells me. It’s a fearless voice.”

He also will imitate the vocal details of such unique singers as Tom Petty and John Lennon, bringing to life the real McCoys –– even if only for one night at the bar. “I’m there to perform a service,” he said. “I do what I love and make people happy.”

And judging by the jubilant crowds, very happy. Ft Worth Weekly

Bracelets Sold & Donations Accepted

Breast Cancer Pink Bracelets will be available for sale and we will also be accepting donations of any amount to help Salena during her fight against Breast Cancer!