The Guacamole Fund Presents...


Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
Alex Theatre - Glendale, California

***SHERYL CROW added to already stellar line-up!
Limited tickets still available***

Wally Ingram by Kayceman
The Guacamole Fund presents Beat It Wally, a benefit concert for musician Wally Ingram who is recovering from cancer. Special guest artists appearing in this semi-acoustic benefit concert include: GARBAGE, THE MARTINIS with JOEY SANTIAGO & DAVID LOVERING of THE PIXIES, BONNIE RAITT, JACKSON BROWNE, SHERYL CROW, KEB' MO', FREEDY JOHNSTON, VICTORIA WILLIAMS, TOM FREUND, ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS, THE SECTION QUARTET, KEVIN O'NEAL & THE RADIANT VOICES, ERIC MCFADDEN, KNOW-IT-ALL BOYFRIENDS, will appear in a special Musicians Banding Together to Fight Cancer benefit for Wally 'Llama' Ingram, with various artists and surprise guests, January 31 at 7:00 PM at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

Tickets are on sale now at the Alex Theatre box office, at 818-243-2539 starting at noon each day, and 24/7 at Reserved seating tickets are $85 and general admission tickets are $65. There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Alex Theatre box office.

Wally 'Llama' Ingram is a drummer extraordinaire who has performed with Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Keb'Mo', Bonnie Raitt, and Eric Burdon and the Animals, among others. Musicians Banding Together to Fight Cancer was organized by Butch Vig and other friends of Wally to help him beat throat cancer.

The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California. The show will start promptly at 7:00 PM, and is produced in association with the Guacamole Fund.

Running time is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes with one intermission, and the performance is suitable for all ages. Photo/video recording by patrons is not allowed.


Wally's good friend Matt Abts (Gov't Mule, X2, Blue Floyd, Dickey Betts Band) has created a unique hand drum for auction to benefit Wally's fight against throat & neck cancer. From the Gov't Mule's auction website:

"Our good friend, drummer and percussionist Wally Ingram, was recently diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. Starting Friday January 12th and running through January 31st, we will be auctioning a Matt Abts Signature Hand Drum which was donated by Everyone's Drumming and signed by Gov't Mule. Please check out Wally's site for updates and ways to make a direct donation."

The current bid lies at $1,065.00, click here to make a bid on the signed hand drum!"


Stockholm Syndrome featuring Wally Ingram, Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph, Eric McFadden will reunite for two shows in San Francisco, California at The Independent on February 9th & 10th, 2007 as a benefit for Wally Ingram's fight against cancer. The one & only Danny Louis (Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes Band) will be filling in for Danny Dzuik on the keys. This promises to be an EPIC weekend and we expect tickets will sell out quickly. Tickets are currently available at The Independent box office or ONLINE for both shows for $25 (General Admission), $40 (Friends of Wally Tix - GA Access/ Includes a Commemorative Poster), $100 (VIP - VIP Access/ Includes a Signed Commemorative Poster and Horderves). All proceeds from these events will go to benefit Wally's medical costs and fight against cancer.


The Reef in Boise, Idaho will host a two night event to benefit Wally Ingram's fight against cancer on February 14th & 15th, 2007. The first night (2/14) will be an ACOUSTIC EVENING featuring Eric McFadden, James Whiton, Jerry Joesph (solo), Kris Doty, John McMahon & Norton Wisdom. The second night (2/15) will be an ELECTRIC EVENING featuring Eric McFadden Trio, Jerry Joesph & Friends, Kris Doty Band, Ryan Peck & Norton Wisdom. Online tickets will be available soon! All profits will be directly contributed to Wally Ingram's current fight against throat and neck cancer.


The one & only Eric Burdon painted this amazing image of Wally in the desert:

"Wally Llama "Wild Wally" Desert Dog Depiction in JTree Setting!"

There are 30 printed and SIGNED duplicates available to sell for $500 as a benefit for Wally and his fight against cancer! If you are interested in a copy please contact Mark Brenner (Wally's Accountant) at We have a new PayPal account set up for easy $ transfer [Wally Ingram PayPal E-Mail:]!

"Beat It Wally!" Bracelets *BEAT IT WALLY BRACELETS*

The one and only Ms. Paula O'Rourke (Wally's band member in Eric Burdon & The Animals) has designed these cool "Beat It Wally!" bracelets to help rally support and donations for the Wally Ingram benefit fund. Here are some words from Paula:

While we scramble with our feeling of the incredible injustice of Wally's illness, I thought support bracelets would be one way that we can support and focus our thoughts, prayahs and love to dah Ingrams! I have a paypal account set up and will have donations sent straight to a "Beat it Wally!" Ingram fund. Please send donations (any little bit will help - suggesting $10/per) to the paypal account (my e-mail address -, send me your address and I will get the bracelets out to you.

We now have 3 different designs (Red, Yellow, Green) depending on the response. If you don't feel comfortable with Paypal, we will accept checks as well. Please e-mail Paula with bracelet requests!

[Published on: 1/29/07]

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happydestiny starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/29/2007 12:07PM
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Hope recovery goes smoothly Wally

Can't wait for the Idaho relief shows, Jerry Joseph and Eric Mcfadden Trio gonna rock out

cliftonhanger Mon 1/29/2007 12:11PM
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not real familar with this guy until now, but i wish him the best. cancer sucks! Keep strong brother and i hope for the best.

Bridget starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/1/2007 03:58PM
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I'm looking forward to the SF benefit!
Anything for Wally! Beat It, Buddy!

Direwolfman starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/1/2007 05:19PM
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I went to the show last night at the Alex Theater.... AWESOME!!!! The No Woman No Cry at the end had 45 people onstage including Wally, Cheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Jackson Brown, Eric McFadden, Victoria Williams, Crowded House, Garbage, The Martinis, Pixie members, Eric Burdon, George Clinton... quite a scene! Tiny theater, a very intimate and uplifting show. Don't miss the SF shows. Wally was 10 feet off the floor and sporting a huge grin by the end of the show.