- Courtesy Billy Field’s Facebook
- repost from creativeloafing crib notes:
Posted by Chad Radford on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM
If you’ve spent any time in Atlanta you probably know Billy Fields from his days of greeting shoppers and checking in bags at Junkman’s Daughter, or from his time spent playing in bands like Rev Rebel, Seek, Upstream, and even touring with Arrested Development and the Indigo Girls on occasion. If you’ve been in Atlanta for a really long time you know him from his days spent playing keyboards for with HR of Bad Brains, and with old school ATL punk-funk rockers, Follow For Now.
On Sun., Oct. 3 at around 1 a.m. Fields was robbed at gunpoint in the West End where he was doing sound at a dubstep warehouse party. During the robbery he was shot at nearly point blank range. The bullet passed through his bottom jaw on the right side and exited through his opposite cheek. The bullet took some teeth with it, and caused damage to his tongue, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Needless to say the bills are mounting. Donations to help cover medical costs can me made via Paypal:
In the meantime, on Fri., Oct. 8 and Sat., Oct. 9 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fields’ friends are preparing his house (1605 Beecher St. ATL 30310) for his release from the hospital. If you’re interested in helping get his house in order send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
-On a personal side note, I have known and worked with Billy for many years. He is amazing musician who always gave of himself and has been a vital part of the Atlanta Music scene for many years. Please help him out in anyway you can.