In light of yesterday's tragedy in Boston, I chose not to post to my blog. A day of memory, tribute and silence was in order.
I felt the humanity and kindness of friends and strangers on Sunday, reaching out to our pal, John "Juke" Logan and his fight against esophageal cancer. Many of us gathered at the Club Fais Do Do in Los Angeles to raise money for cancer research and to cheer on Juke in his battle against this evil disease. Juke could not attend the concert, but he watched it via live-feed on UStream TV. You can watch the concert too, from start to finish for a donation of $10.
Oh My! The Blues elite of Los Angeles, San Diego, Joshua Tree, Texas and beyond were in the house! The line-up included: Bill Lynch, Shawn Mafia & The 10 Cent Thrills, Buddy Zapata's Junkshop Republic, The Delgado Brothers, Gary Allegretto Band, Joey Harris of the Beat Farmers with Mojo Nixon, Mike Eldred Trio, The Paladins, Rick Holmstrom Band with Junior Watson, Bill Stuve and James Harman, Dave Alvin, King Cotton and the Bonedaddys with James Intveld and Jimmie Wood sitting in. There must have been at least 60 musicians in the house!
My past life flashed before me during the afternoon. Thanks to everyone who helped put this event together. It was truly heart-warming to see so many people come out on a gloomy Sunday afternoon in support of Juke and cancer research!
|Photo by Larry Armstrong|
|MC, Ellen B. Photo by Maggie Lynch|
|More photos here.|