Four years ago, musician Prabir Mehta was severely injured in a brutal attack that required hospitalization and extensive physical therapy.
At the time, he was provided with financial support from the artistic community, particularly Cary St. Cafe owner Robyn Chandler, who rallied around the singer and guitarist. Now Mehta is doing the same for Chandler and her two employees injured in the Cary St. Café food truck fire.
Goldrush, which also features Matt and Treesa Gold from the Richmond Symphony and Virginia Orchestra, will be performing a rare show on Friday, April 20 at Cary St. Cafe.
"When Robyn put on the fundraiser for me during my recovery period I went over there to thank her once I was able to walk again," Mehta says via email. "She said 'We’ve got to look out for each other, that’s what we can do.' I remember just feeling incredibly grateful and happy to know that people like her exist in our community. She’s an amazing asset for our city and we’d love to help her out since she’s done so much for us musicians already."
Goldrush and its individual members have played Cary St. Cafe for many years, Mehta notes.
"For quite a long time now this venue has been the hub for Richmond’s working musicians," Mehta adds. "Beyond that, Robyn has also been a friend to these musicians ... Proceeds from the show will go directly to them to use as they need for the many items that will need to be addressed to get everyone and everything up and running again.
Goldrush performs on Friday, April 20 at Cary St. Cafe with Kenneka Cook opening. Goldrush will be doing all of our favorite originals and our favorite Beatles tunes to close out the night. $10 at the door and there will be opportunities inside to donate to the Cary St Cafe team’s recovery efforts as well.