On Sunday, July 29 from 6-10PM at The Refectory in NE Portland, there will be a benefit for our good friend, and Muddy Award winning guitarist, A.C. Porter. Earlier this spring, A.C. severely broke his leg that required weeks of hospital care, as well as weeks of being in a wheel chair. Even though A.C. has insurance, it doesn’t cover everything, and the lengthy rehab has left him unable to work for quite some time. This has, of course, created difficulty for him in paying his bills. A.C. has always been very generous with his time and talents, lending a helping hand wherever possible. He has put on numerous benefits for friends in the past as well as organized a huge fundraiser for the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. The theme for A.C.’s benefit will be based on the very successful Guitar Slam-A-Rama show he produced in 2002. Lending their talents for his benefit will be multi Muddy Award winning guitarists Robbie Laws, Stu Kinzel, Vyasa Dodson, Phil Wagner, Kevin Selfe, and Peter Dammann. And of course the guitarists can’t do it alone…backing them up will be some of the areas finest musicians which will include John Moore, John Neish, Jim Wallace, Jimi Bott, Allen Markel, Dave Melyan, Dave Kahl, Ed Neuman, with many more guests to be added. There is no set donation price, just give what you can to help out a good friend who has been so generous in the past. Thanks, and hope to see you there for a great evening of blues!
Sunday, July 29th, 6-10PM
1618 Northeast 122nd Avenue