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Framed within a fractured spotlight from posters on the inside window of Peach and Pear Fruit Forward Desserts on 1st Avenue, Andy Dickison plays his music on the sidewalk as passersby (left) put money in his open violin case. Dickison, a gifted violinist who lives with mental illness, will be part of a benefit concert on November 22nd to raise money for a new Rising Sun Clubhouse. November 15, 2010

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Walla Walla man's gift one that gives back

Mental illness derailed Andy Dickison's musical life, but the violin is back in his hands for his part in a benefit concert.

COLLEGE PLACE -- When Andy Dickison plays his violin Monday night, it will be his first time in front of an audience in nearly four decades.


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