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Sounds Like: Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, We Love Pat Benatar!, 100 Years of the Blues
Bio: For over 35 years, Madam Weez has brought magic to her music with a natural sensitivity that captivates and transcends her audience. Born in the same Home Town as Dave Grohl, Tommy McCoy and many others (Warren, OH), which is steeped in the rich musical roots of Ohio's undeniable contribution to ...See Full Bio
“The singer, who performs as Madam Weez and fronts the Stevie Nicks / Tom Petty tribute band Gold Dust Woman & the Torpedoes, has played many cancer benefits over the years. However, this is the first one she's played for which she is the beneficiary. After months of stomach problems, a cancerous tumor was discovered on the inside wall of her stomach. In January, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic removed three-quarters of her stomach and rerouted her digestive system. The good news is the cancer hadn't spread to her liver, her pancreas or the 23 lymph nodes that doctors checked. She is cancer free and has quit smoking after a 40-year habit. That's why Weez-A-Palooza is billed as celebration of her defeating cancer instead of as a benefit. When told of the plans, Damstoft-Hathaway said, "I was floored. I'm very honored. I cried. I know how much work this is."”