Sun. Oct. 3rd - concert in Michigan to benefit Robin Rogers
Wed Sep 29 01:10:54 EDT 2010
Four Michigan-based national blues acts have joined forces and on Sunday,
October 3rd we will be putting on a concert at Callahan's Music Hall in
Auburn Hills Michigan to benefit Blind Pig recording artist Robin Rogers,
who is terminally ill. Event details are below. I hope you will share this
information with anyone you think may be interested). The Detroit Blues
Society has agreed to help sponsor this event but we would love to have the
support of other blues fans and blues societies as well. This is going to be
an excellent show with a diverse range of acts.
Event details are below. Thanks in advance for your help.
Michigan Concert to Benefit Blind Pig recording artist Robin Rogers
Time/Date: 5 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2010
Location: Callahan's Music Hall 2105 South Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326
venue website: www.atcallahans.com
Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 5 p.m.
Performers include Harper, Greg Nagy Band, Rusty Wright Band and Sharrie
Williams and the Wise Guys, all Michigan-based blues artists who have
crossed paths/become friends with Robin Rogers in recent years
Admission: Minimum donation: $5 at the door (naturally larger donations will
be greatly appreciated).
There will be raffles and auctions throughout the evening, including a set
of harmonicas autographed by Watermelon Slim (donated by Steve Allen of the
Detroit Blues Society), and a Seydel Deluxe Chromatic harmonica autographed
by Charlie Musselwhite (donated by Jeff Silverman of harmonica411.com/HarpMart).
All proceeds from the Michigan benefit will be forwarded to Robin Rogers.
Robin and her husband Tony make their living as touring blues musicians.
(Tony is the guitarist in Robin's band). The Rogers have been unable to work
since Robin was admitted to ICU in mid-August. This fundraiser is to help
with basic living expenses, medications, and to offset Robin's mounting
medical bills. Robin was scheduled to undergo TIPS surgery when a CT scan
prior to the procedure revealed a cancerous tumor on her liver. According to
a statement released by the Rogers, the tumor is untreatable given the
condition of her liver and her doctors have estimated her life expectancy at
approximately a year. Robin does not have medical coverage, having been
denied insurance due to her preexisting medical condition.
A gifted vocalist as well as a talented guitarist and harp (harmonica)
player, Rogers was honored with a Blues Blast Award for "Best Female Artist"
of 2009 and received a 2009 Blues Music Award nomination as "Contemporary
Blues Female Artist of the Year" on the strength of her 2008 Blind Pig
Records debut, Treat Me Right. Rogers recently finished up a 40-day tour of
the western U.S. with guitarist Debbie Davies, and her newly released CD
Back In The Fire just made its debut at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart. All
of Rogers' CDs can be purchased through through the Robin Rogers website,
(www.robinrogers.com) which will also help the couple financially. Rogers is
a blues singer with great power and emotion who has overcome a troubled past
and addiction to rise to the top of the blues world.
Persons wishing to donate items to be raffled or auctioned at the event can
contact Laurie LaCross-Wright by emailing email@example.com or calling
Sadson Music at 810-496-3051.
If you cannot attend the benefit but would like to contribute, donations can
be sent directly to:
c/o Piedmont Talent
PO Box 680006
Charlotte NC 28216
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