Multiple Medical Issues
Van Showe's Bio
Van Showe, 73, has dedicated his life to making music, entertaining, and bringing great pleasure to his audiences. Born in Baltimore, he grew up in Hagerstown, MD, where he began his musical career as a teenager, perfecting his talent on trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet.
For nearly 60 years, Van has performed throughout the United States, and has been a key member of several noteworthy bands based in the mid-Atlantic region: The Jade Brothers, Damien & the Classics, White Willow, The Cool Jerks, Long Time Comin’, and the Jackson Brothers. He has also backed up several national acts: The Chiffons, The Isley Brothers, Blues Brother Dan Akroyd, to name a few. In recognition of his talent and dedication to music, Van was inducted into the Maryland Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2018.
In addition to being a current member of Rudy & the Bluefish, and the Robinwood Church Praise Band, he graciously shares his talent and sits in with various bands, whenever the opportunity arises.
Throughout his musical career, Van has been able to continue performing by being able to overcome several serious health issues, including emphysema, COPD, major dental issues, and a recent hip replacement. However, the latest health issue that he is facing requires very extensive dental procedures.
Music is Van’s lifeblood. If he doesn’t have these procedures soon, Van will never be able to play again, which would be a virtual death sentence for him – both financially and spiritually. It goes without saying that these procedures are very costly. A lifetime professional musician, Van is without insurance or the funds needed to cover these costs, and therefore has an urgent need for financial assistance.