Richie Hass is an amazing multi-instrumentalist musician. Alumnus of Zoogz Rift's band, he is best known these days for playing in Saccharine
Trust and also with Joe Baiza's Universal Congress - probably the top vibraphonist in Southern California.
Richie was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, and since he is a self employed musician, he has no health insurance.
The LA music community was rocked back on their heels by this news. Everybody loves Richie. So we musicians, together with the IMF, are putting together a benefit in Richie's honor. And while the benefit is being held in Richie's honor, he has opted to donate the proceeds to the International Myeloma Foundation for much-needed research to find the cure for this disease.
The F.O.R. Benefit (Friends Of Richie) is taking place at Safari Sam's in Hollywood, on Saturday March 31st, starting around 4:00 PM in the afternoon and going all night. A few of the many bands that are scheduled to play are:
- Mike Watt's Missingmen
- The Bellrays
- The Amadans
- Vinny Golia
- Joe Baiza's Universal Congress
- Fatso Jetson
Everyone is welcome to this celebration. Come and join us. Have a good time for a good cause.
For any questions or information email Scott Heustis at email@example.com
The F.O.R. (Friends of Richie) Benefit web page on My Space.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.