SALT LAKE CITY -- Five musicians who spent a combined 86 years behind bars before being exonerated by DNA evidence will perform at a special fundraiser for a group working to clear others wrongly accused.
The group will perform Sunday in Salt Lake City for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center.
The men include rocking blues-style harmonica player Darby Tillis, exonerated of a murder conviction in 1987 after 10 years on death row in Illinois. Bassist-keyboard player Raymond Towler spent 28 years in prison in Ohio for a rape he did not commit.
Nationally recorded country-rock singer-guitarist William Dillon also will perform. He was exonerated of murder in 2008 after 28 years in a Florida prison.
Towler aspired to be a musician before he was imprisoned, while folk singer Eddie Lowery learned guitar in prison.