This Sunday there will be a fundraiser for one of the good guys in L.A.’s roots and blues scene – John “Juke” Logan. The Los Angeles native has been a fixture around town for years and his resume runs from Etta James to Adam Sandler. Logan also co-hosted The Friday Night Blues Revue on the old KPCC, which was a program I always enjoyed tuning in.
Back in 2009, Logan was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which he beat down only to see it return recently. So Sunday, Café Fais Do Do will be hosting “A Rock N Rollin’ Lovefest” to benefit and celebrate Juke. Among his musical buddies scheduled to play are Rick Holmstrom Band, Dave Alvin, the Delgado Brothers, King Cotton, the Bonedaddys, Joey Harris of the Beat Farmers with Mojo Nixon, Buddy Zapata’s Junkshop Republic and Carla Olson. His KPCC co-host Ellen Bloom will also be there as one of the show’s emcees.
This weekend is actually is a very charity-minded one. On Saturday night, a benefit for Norton Records, which suffered big losses from Hurricane Sandy flooding, happens Saturday night at the Echo (although reportedly it is already sold old). The bill features appearances by The Untamed Youth, The Phantom Surfers, Thee Midniters, Kim Fowley, Deke Dickerson’s All Star Frat & Garage Band, among others.
Over at Club Nokia on Saturday night, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills, Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder and Christopher Stills are a few of the performers scheduled for the Light Up The Blues concert, which will raise funds for the Autism Speaks organization.
It’s always good to do a little good.