i received this early this morning from my good pal craig. count your blessings.
This Wednesday night October 20th, we'll all be playing an intimate (250+
seats) room called "THE CHAPEL" in downtown Eastside Vancouver. (400 East
Cordova St. at Dunlevy) This is a benefit for the family of our dear friend,
and collaborator Paul Baker. Sadly, Paul was taken by cancer about a month ago.
Over the years he helped so many musicians by donating time at the North Shore's
own Baker Street Studios. In numerous other ways he showed great generosity. He found a way to help anyone create music who may not have had all the resources.
When we were young bucks with no bucks he stepped in to record us.
His engineering skills can be heard on many projects that Odds members
have worked on over the last 25 years and Baker Street has long been the designated
2nd home for all our work. He employed us, as players, on countless
As I'm sure you know, cancer treatments can be extremely expensive and
Paul's we're very much so. We want to celebrate Paul and also raise funds to
ease the financial burden on his wife and young daughter.
Doors open at 6:30PM Wednesday night. Chilliwack will start the show around
7:30 with a few tunes and then the Odds, Paul Hyde, UHF, Roy Forbes and many
more great performers will rock you through this a very special night!
Please go to www.themusicfamily.ca for tickets and details. There's a map to
The Chapel on the site.
If you don't happen to be near Vancouver Wednesday night and can't make the
show, there is another way to help. On the website www.themusicfamily.ca you
can place bids on some beautiful items that have been donated for auction,
or simply hit the donate button and add to the pot for Paul's family.
"The Music Family" is an organization that has been created in tribute to Paul
and will raise money in the future for the families of artists who are struggling
with dire health issues and do not have adequate support.
Craig, Doug, Murray and Pat -- Odds