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Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)

03 Nov 11 - 12:51 PM (#3249740)
Subject: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: bbc

I am very sorry to share this bad news. Brent was doing sound for the Folk Legacy 50th Anniversary Sounding Board concert in West Hartford, CT, the night of the freak Nor'easter. While he was cleaning off his car, after the concert, a tree fell on him, causing a skull fracture & multiple fractured ribs. He was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105 & is expected to recover fully, but it may be a long, painful road. I don't believe he can have visitors at this time; he needs to rest as much as possible. We were horrified to receive this news.

best,

Barbara


03 Nov 11 - 01:08 PM (#3249755)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: DebC

Oh man. I am so sorry to hear this. I wish him well and hope for a full recovery.

Deb


03 Nov 11 - 04:13 PM (#3249873)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: Barbara Shaw

Brent is the president and treasurer of The Sounding Board Coffeehouse, so his injury caused the board the cancel the rest of the concert season. I heard this from Janet Steucek, another director, regarding his condition yesterday:

he is better - friends went to see him today. He is responding well to questions but is very tired. 2 surgeries so far to relieve pressure..

Brent has had a tough year and we hope he recovers fully and quickily.


03 Nov 11 - 05:03 PM (#3249907)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: bbc

Thanks for that update, Barbara. What a terrible situation!

Barbara


04 Nov 11 - 11:10 AM (#3250250)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: GUEST,Janet

Thanks Barbara for posting this. The 1st surgery was to remove bone chips and the 2nd surgery was to repair a vein that had broken. He is doing well, considering what has happened to him. He does suffer from blurred vision at this time. We should know more (hopefully) by this weekend. It will be ANOTHER long road to recovery. In the meantime, the Sounding Board will be on their regular schedule starting in January 2012, but will probably not have concerts every week.


04 Nov 11 - 11:45 AM (#3250271)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11
From: katlaughing

Sending good thoughts and thanks givings for a full recovery and much better year to come.

kat


04 Nov 11 - 11:56 AM (#3250273)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: bbc

Jan,

Thanks for giving more information. Please give our very best to Brent!

Barbara Carr


04 Nov 11 - 12:56 PM (#3250303)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: Dan Schatz

What a terrible tragedy, especially coming in what was supposed to be a time of celebration. After so many losses for Folk Legacy in the last few years, it's just too much.

Here's healing thoughts and good energy sent up your way and to Brent.

Dan


05 Nov 11 - 02:13 PM (#3250912)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST,Rev. Sarah Person

Brent is in our thoughts and prayers here at the Universalist Church. We are grateful for your updates on his condition.
Rev. Sarah


05 Nov 11 - 03:55 PM (#3250959)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: bbc

Thank you for sharing your church space, Rev. Sarah. Hope you didn't suffer any more property damage than those 2 downed trees.

Barbara


06 Nov 11 - 11:32 AM (#3251398)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST,Allan and Arden Schwartz, BFMS,


06 Nov 11 - 11:34 AM (#3251402)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST

Our get well wishes and prayers are for a speedy recovery. Allan & Arden


06 Nov 11 - 11:53 AM (#3251419)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: McGrath of Harlow

One thing is, when he's fully recovered, which I trust will be the case before too long, any time he tells people about how "a tree fell on me while I was cleaning my car" it's liable to sound like he's telling them a joke...

A bit like the Graham Greene story about a boy whose father was killed by a pig falling on him from a balcony in Naples.


06 Nov 11 - 12:18 PM (#3251441)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: open mike

best wishes for a rapid and complete recovery...
as well as a successful season for the Sounding Board
and continued success for Folk Legacy and the venue where the concerts are held the West Hartford Universalist Church


06 Nov 11 - 07:17 PM (#3251688)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST,Guest - Branford Folk Music Society

This update on Brent comes by way of his brother at noon today:

He has been moved out of the ICU and has some sharper vision returning in one eye so far. He will be moving to a rehab facility that specializes in head injuries in the next week or two. The facility has a great reputation and is only two miles from his home making it easier for his brother to visit frequently.

We join the rest of you in wishing Brent a speedy and complete recovery.


06 Nov 11 - 08:20 PM (#3251724)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: lisa null

Best wishes for Brent--- he sounds like one of the great unsung heroes that keeps of folk music community alive.


07 Nov 11 - 01:06 PM (#3252170)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: katlaughing

That sounds like good news. May he recover fully and rapidly as is safe and long-lasting.

kat


07 Nov 11 - 02:09 PM (#3252232)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: bbc

So glad to get this update, Branford! I'm glad there's progress toward recovery. Having been at the concert & in the parking lot, ourselves, at that time, we have just been horrified to think of Brent's injuries. I'll let Caroline know.

best,

Barbara


07 Nov 11 - 10:53 PM (#3252560)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST,Branford Folk Music Society

Hi all!

Brent moved to Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT this evening.


07 Nov 11 - 11:30 PM (#3252577)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: ChanteyLass

I'll be praying as will so many others.


08 Nov 11 - 04:57 AM (#3252663)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: Ed Brown

I just learned about Brent's injury. What an amazing guy, totally dedicated to serving the folk music community. Beth and I look forward to following his complete recovery. Thanks to all who stayed with him and got medical attention for him on the night of his injury and to those providing updates on Mudcat.

Ed for Ed & Beth Brown,


08 Nov 11 - 05:00 AM (#3252664)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: karen k

Just heard about this today in an e-mail from Jan. I was horrified and saddened. Brent is a great guy and a superb sound man and has been doing sound for the Sounding Board for many years. Glad he is at Gaylord. That is a great place. Hope to get down there to see him soon.

Gaylord Hospital
Gaylord Farm Rd.
P.O. Box 400
Wallingford, CT. 06492

Of course I wish him all the best for a speedy, complete recovery.

karen kobela


08 Nov 11 - 11:31 AM (#3252867)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: bbc

Thanks again for the update from Branford Folk & the address from Karen K! I just spoke with Caroline & let her know the progress in Brent's care. She has been following his story with interest & concern. We all send our best wishes for complete healing & patience for the process! I'm so glad Brent has family close-by!

Barbara


08 Nov 11 - 01:12 PM (#3252931)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: open mike

off topic, but I see that there is another BFMS
Branford Folk Music Society--http://folknotes.org/
Baltimore Folk Music Society --http://www.bfms.org/
and our local (Butte County, CA)
Butte Folk Music Society.--http://www.buttefolk.org/


09 Nov 11 - 12:33 PM (#3253663)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: GUEST,Rev. Sarah Person

Received this morning via roundabout emails the following:
Brent's room at Gaylord is Hooker 222 and the best times to visit are between 3 and 8PM.
Rev. Sarah


20 Nov 11 - 07:31 PM (#3260624)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: Barbara Shaw

Frank and I played some bluegrass for Brent at Gaylord hospital today. He was confined to bed, in good spirits but subdued and said he had vision problems, although that was getting slightly better. It was good to be able to share some music with him, knowing how much music means to him. Another patient also came in while we were playing and said at the end of the hour that this music made his day. That made our day.

Music and friends can only help.


21 Nov 11 - 10:05 PM (#3261266)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: bbc

Barbara,

Thanks for sharing the music with Brent & for sharing the news with us. I still can hardly believe it happened. When we set off for the concert, we didn't expect it to be life-threatening. I am so sad this happened to Brent.

bbc


22 Nov 11 - 10:21 PM (#3261849)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: open mike

best wishes for further recovery and keep the music flowing!


22 Nov 11 - 11:54 PM (#3261879)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: katlaughing

Music can be so helpful when healing. That's wonderful you were able to go and share. Continued good thoughts coming from here,


kat


23 Nov 11 - 10:33 PM (#3262467)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: ChanteyLass

Thank you for the update.


23 Nov 11 - 11:17 PM (#3262483)
Subject: RE: Brent Hall (CT)--Injured 10-29-11(Sounding Board)
From: ChanteyLass

And I should have added that I hope Brent's recovery continues apace.