The Scotty Hard Trust

March 17, 2008


Music producer Scott Harding has recently been partly paralyzed in a car crash in New York. Without any health insurance he is facing very large medical fees.



At 3am on Friday, February 15, music producer Scott Harding was a victim of a car crash in which he was a passenger of a car service, returning home from a late night mixing session. The cab he was riding in was broadsided by a stolen car; the impact crushed Harding’s T5 vertebrae, leaving him partially paralyzed. Scott Harding’s condition is serious and like many dedicated musicians he is without health insurance and is facing very large medical and legal fees.


The short term need to raise cash in order to handle Scott Harding’s affairs is very real. His friends and the dedicated musical community that Scott has long been a part of quickly united, offering performances in the form of a benefit concert for The Scotty Hard Trust, a special account that has been set up by friends of Harding which helps to handle Scott’s short-term financial needs through private monetary donations.


Vancouver native and longtime New Yorker Scott Harding has a long and flourishing career as a producer and engineer in the hip-hop and jazz genres. His list of production credits includes the Grammy award winning Chris Rock CD Never Scared and an impressive artist list that includes: Charlie Hunter, Tricky, Crooklyn Dub, Dubadelic, Bailter Space, DJ Logic, Badar Ali Khan, Sex Mob, Medeski Martin & Wood, Material, Soul Crib, Michael Blake, Chris Brown, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Wu-Tang Clan, Vernon Reid, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, PM Dawn, De La Soul, Boogie Down Productions, Brand New Heavies, Prince Paul, Biz Markie, Chubb Rock, Teo Macero , to name but a few.


Downtown NYC luminaries unite for one astonishing benefit concert at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday, March 19 , 2008 , coming to the aid of beloved record producer Scott Harding and the Scotty Hard Trust.  Friends of Scotty Hard, including John Medeski and Billy Martin, will be hosting a benefit concert on March 19th at the Highline Ballroom in NYC starting at 9PM. Tickets are $35 for General Admission, $50 VIP Balcony, and $65 VIP Floor. VIP tickets include reserved seating and an after show meet & greet with many of the musicians. 100% of proceeds will be going to the Scotty Hard Trust.


Featured Artists: John Scofield, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid, Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Antibalas, Sex Mob, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, John Ellis, Michael Blake, Vijay Iyer, Tommy Hamilton, Kevin Kendrick, Melvin Gibbs, Leif Arntzen, and more.


* VIP Tickets include reserved seating and an after show VIP meet & greet with the performing musicians.


100% of the concert proceeds will be going to The Scotty Hard Trust.


Personal donations can be made directly to the Scotty Hard Trust, payable to "The Scotty Hard Trust” and sent c/o Heesok Chang, 970 Kent Ave #401, Brooklyn NY 11205