"The blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin' bad." That is what WFIT's very own blues DJ "Mr. Z" is going through. Gary Zajac, aka Mr. Z has been diagnosed recently with mantle cell lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Like many personalities in our music community, Mr. Z does not have health insurance and the medical bills are piling up. With a little help from his friends, a benefit concert will be held at Lou's Blues on Sunday, November 11th from 7 p.m. to closing. Sponsored by Brevard Live Magazine, Brevard Music Aid and Lou's Blues, the show features Josh Miller Blues Revue, the Sauce Boss Bill Wharton and the Space Coast Playboys. Bill Wharton has been Mr. Z's friend for many years and despite his busy touring schedule, Wharton made time to play at this benefit concert.
If you listen to blues radio, Mr. Z is an old acquaintance to you. "It's All The Blues" is the title of his show that has been a Space Coast mainstay since 1982. The show has been moved to different times, even different radio stations, but for the longest time, has had a home at WFIT 89.5 FM. The show airs every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mr. Z rarely tapes a show and what you hear on the air is live, local and the real deal. There's no doubt, when it comes to blues music - "your friend and mine" as he calls it - there are few people as knowledgeable as Mr. Z.
Our blues community is challenged to come out and support one of their own. A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door. The musicians have joined together for this event. A lot of blues "stuff" is being collected for auctions and raffles.
Because we received some inquiries: donations can be sent to Gary Zajac, P.O. Box 1212, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-3920. Checks should be made payable to Gary Zajac.