Roots of the Rising Sun: An all-star benefit for working jugband, folk, early jazz, blues, and country musicians in Japan.
Sunday, May 1st, All-Ages 2-6pm Matinee Benefit
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
$10-20 Sliding Scale (ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CAUSE!)
****GET A FREE COPY OF THE "ROOTS OF THE RISING SUN" BENEFIT CD WITH ANY DONATION OF $20 OR MORE AT THE DOOR!****
This special event will feature short sets by some of the premier roots and Americana groups in the Bay Area to raise money for the Yanoo! Records Fund. The proceeds will be distributed among Japanese musicians who play jugband, string band, folk, early jazz, blues, and country music professionally and are facing their own unique set of challenges brought on my the earthquake and tsunami.
5 Cent Coffee - fivecentcoffee.com
Mikie Lee Prasad - mikieleeprasad.com
Brass Farthing - brass-farthing.com
Liquor Cake - liquorcakemusic.com
Kelly McCubbin - myspace.com/ukeapocalypse
Just Henry - justhenry.net
Uni & her Ukelele - unimusic.us
Vagabondage - vagabondageband.com
and many more!
We will be adding a headliner and more acts to the event as it approaches, stay tuned!!
There will be giveaways, CD specials and more with all proceeds going to help working musicians in Japan survive and help their families in this time of need.
Yano Tadasee is the founder of Yanoo! Records and has ties with many Bay Area musicians who were on his Shout Baby Shout compilation CD's. These were four discs released to showcase artists from the United States and Japan who share a love of American Roots Music and are united in sound even though divided by an ocean.
You can donate money to this cause ahead of time through this link: