He used that urgency to successfully fight the cancer and also to embark upon a dream he'd had since he was a teenager. As an American growing up in Beirut during that country's civil war he was forced to complete school in Germany. He was touring all over central and eastern Europe with his band when corporate America came calling.
The dream, then, was to get back to music, which he did, shortly after his diagnosis. He's toured ceaselessly in the last nine years and cut 12 albums. Now he's coming to the Rendezvous for a show that will benefit the CancerCare Northwest Foundation.
David Bailey at the Rendezvous on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $10. Call: 251-9657.