The Jack Ketner Expense and Assistance Fund

Our dear friend, Jack Ketner experienced a medical event last Thursday which resulted in his hospitalization at the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, N.C.  It is unclear how long he will be there receiving medical care, however the road to full recovery may well go on for several months and the expense could be formidable. 

       A small but devoted group of his friends and fans have begun handling everyday matters to take care of his house and the only immediate household member, his beloved dog Harry. The number of people who know and love Jack as we do is enormous and the outpouring of responses on Facebook to our simple "press release" is testament to that. 

     Jack and his long-time music partner Dicky Scearce have been playing music and entertaining fans up and down the east coast for about a quarter of a century. Jack has also been a fixture around Swansboro, N.C. as one of the most talented multi-instrumental musicians, and has sat in with "everybody who's anybody" on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, lap-steel, dobro and anything else with at least one string.
     He's also one of the most talented artists in the state and his paintings adorn many local buildings, restaurants and homes. You can find some of his work at Jack Ketner Fine Art (

     Most of all, Jack is our friend. We love him; we love his quick wit; we love him sharing his God-given talent with us on stage and we love his generosity. We want a successful recovery for him, most of all, but also for us, so we may once again rejoice in his musical talent, his friendship and his wit. Oh, and I forgot, Harry misses his dad and vice versa!

       In this fundraiser, every cent raised will go to pay all current and future medical bills, upkeep of his house and care for Harry. 

       It's been a long, hard year for everyone but there is no greater feeling than contributing to a worthy cause, be it this one or another that grabs your heartstrings. All of Jack and Dicky's public concerts were free to the public but there was always a "tip jar." If you ever saw them play, just consider this fundraiser to be the "ultimate tip jar!"

     We thank you for any and all donations!!! Let's do this for Jack!


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David Spence 
Beaufort, NC
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