[image-1]News came in a week ago on veteran Charleston sound engineer Wayne Slagle, who suffered a few serious physical injuries after falling from a ladder. Over the last week, friends and colleagues have organized a fund-raising event, scheduled for Sat. April 12 at the Windjammer.

Slagle is well-known among local bands as a skillful sound man who keeps super busy engineering shows at clubs and events around town. He’s currently one of the main engineers behind the board at the Music Farm.

According to Music Farm general manager Kristen Thompson, Slagle[image-2] (pictured here with his wife after a recent Music Farm gig) was injured on March 27 while hanging rigging for the Kevin Costner and Modern West Show. His injuries include several broken ribs, damaged vertebrae, bruised lungs, and serious cuts. “Wayne is doing amazingly well, considering what happened,” says Thompson. “It could have been far worse than it was, so we are grateful. He’ll have to take it very easy for the next couple months, though.”

Slagle spent time at MUSC, but is on the road to recovery. Saturday’s all-night benefit show — nicknamed Slaglepalooza — features many of his longtime music scene pals. Music on the ‘Jammer stage starts at 6 p.m. with a sets from TrickKnee, The Hed Shop Boys, The Modern Day Monks, and Spunjwurthi (initially booked as Dr. Buzzard). The Blue Dogs hit the stage at 11 p.m., and Uncle Mingo bring the funk at 12:30 a.m. Admission is $20. Visit www.the-windjammer.com for more.

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