David Crosby, Al Jardine of the Beach Boys and ex-Youngbloods member Jesse Colin Young will be among the stars of California Saga 2. The charity concert to raise money for homelessness is presented by Rock Cellar Productions and performed by the Tribe. This collective of over 30 top musicians plays annual fundraising shows with celebrated guests. The group aims to bring food and comfort to those experiencing homelessness, especially children and families.
The concert takes places at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday 3 July. Albert Lee, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Steve Postell and other notables will also take part.
Jardine’s fellow early Beach Boy David Marks and actor/singer Rob Morrow are also among the guests. Daniel Friedberg, aka Freebo, known for his work with Bonnie Raitt, and singer Rosemary Butler (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne et al) will also perform. So will the Honeys, the Californian vocal trio who were produced by Brian Wilson. They still feature his former wife Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford and Ginger Blake. The duo were part of the original line-up with Marilyn’s sister Diane Rovell.
British singer-songwriter and homelessness activist Judith Owen will MC with her husband Harry Shearer. He will appear as his Spinal Tap character Derek Smalls. KLOS and Norm’s Rare Guitars are among the sponsors, and there will be a silent and live auction offering memorabilia and experiences.
California Saga 2 takes its name from the episodic track on the Beach Boys’ venerated Holland album. 100% of ticket sales will benefit the Get Together Foundation. This non-profit organisation delivers aid, care, comfort and music to the most vulnerable residents in society. Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission and the Midnight Mission, also based in California, partner the project. The Rock Cellar Productions site has more information.
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