East Bay Grease Meets The Portland Soul All-Stars: March 6th

Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte will be joined by some of Portland’s funkiest musicians for a very special event at Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th). Two shows, one night, on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm.

Bruce, who played for Tower of Power on seven albums over seven years, is known for his uniquely funky guitar playing on such Tower Of Power classics as “What Is Hip,” “Don’t Change Horses In The Middle Of The Stream” and “Sqib Cakes.” Today, he continues to face on-going financial difficulties stemming from his leukemia and diabetes treatments. Now, for the second time, Bruce’s Portland friends and admirers are pitching in to help. Artists appearing at this event will include Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele, King Louis Pain, Brian Foxworth and a special appearance by Ty Curtis. Other great performers are expected to join as well.

This event, like previous benefits staged for Bruce in Portland (“What is Hip,” 2012) and Oakland, CA (“East Bay Grease,” 2013) is being produced by Muddy Award-winning Soul Sisters Productions, owned by Tracy Turner-Pain and Susan Mills. Soul Sister Productions produces various types of events, with a focus on helping musicians facing serious medical issues.

Tickets are $15.00 for guaranteed reserved seats and $12.00 general admission. They are available at www.TicketTomato.com.