Two of the West Coast’s finest blues artists will be joining forces on Saturday, December 7th to help a fourteen-year-old who is fighting bone cancer. The event will be taking place in Hood River at the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom featuring Portland’s own The Lloyd Jones Struggle and California-based guitarist Franck Goldwasser.

lloyd jones - photo by Greg JohnsonLloyd Jones is one of the most popular artists in the region with a career spanning over forty years thrilling audiences with his soulful R&B and funky New Orleans style rhythms. A Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award recipient from the Cascade Blues Association and a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Lloyd always brings out the fun in all of his performances.

Franck Goldwasser has been a much in-demand guitarist since moving to California from France and being dubbed Paris Slim. A sensational guitarist who has worked with virtually every major blues artist on the West Coast, he lived in Portland for a few years, before returning down south. Most recently he is known for providing the lead guitar work with the Blues Music Award winning band, The Mannish Boys.

The Double Mountain Brewery is located at 8 Fourth Street (behind the Post Office) in Hood River, Oregon.  The Benefit for Owen starts at 8:00 pm and is a 21 & over only show. There will also be a silent auction. Suggested donation for the event is $20.00, but nobody will be turned away if they cannot offer this amount.