Jackson Browne Joins David Crosby, Graham Nash and Others in Maui Van Signing for Ruth’s Ride Benefit

“This is a game-changer – a life-changer,” said Robert “Bobalou” Benavides, who was standing next to a brand-new wheelchair-accessible van outside of the David Crosby and Graham Nash concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Aug. 29th.

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The license plate on the van, “Ruth’s Ride,” conveyed the meaning of the star-studded evening; this benefit concert was special – Crosby and Nash were performing to fund an accessible van for Benavides’ beloved 10-year-old daughter, Ruth, who is physically challenged.

The music was almost secondary to the feeling of charity — almost. Crosby and Nash shared new music and old favorites, some of which were written here in Hawaii. They welcomed special guest Jackson Browne, who played a few songs before being joined onstage by Crosby, Nash and Cruz.