Friday, July 22, 2011

James Otto's Fans Donated $4,000 To ND Tornado Victims During Live Streaming Benefit Concert

It’s no question James Otto’s Ottomaniacs are crazy about the country singer, but they also have a heart for helping those in need. On Thursday, July 7, James’ fans came together to raise $4,000 for flood victims in Minot, ND as a result of his live streaming benefit concert on StageIt.com. Total proceeds from tips and ticket sales totaled $2,000, and one anonymous fan generously matched that amount bringing the total donation to $4,000 for the local Red Cross in Minot, ND.

“I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to those of you who pitched in to help those in my home-state who are suffering such great losses because of the floods,” said James. “I love getting to play music for a living, but in the end, all it really comes down to is what we do for one another. Thanks to everyone who tuned in so that we could collectively make sure our friends in Minot are taken care of.”

The benefit was part of the series Otto began in early June called “Thirsty Thursdays” in which he performs live streaming shows via online broadcast from his home studio.

To register for the next show, visit www.StageIt.com, create your profile and then click on James’ artist page to purchase tickets for $5 each.

For more information about James Otto and “Thirsty Thursdays,” visit www.JamesOtto.net,

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