Kenny Kofler (photo by Greg Johnson)

Kenny Kofler (photo by Greg Johnson)

We were all shocked by the recent devastation occurring in Washington this last month with the landslide happening in Oso. We see tragedies like this happen on the news quite often, but it really makes for a tremendous feeling of helplessness when it occurs so close to home. A number of benefit concerts have been held around the Seattle area with numerous bands, some even from Portland, lending a hand to raise money for the rescue and recovery efforts happening in that small community.

Portland musician Kenny Kofler felt that we could offer more help in our own community for our friends to the north as well. So he has lined up a series of nights at various venues with the help of a number of his musical friends for what he has called the Oso Much Love Benefit Concerts. This may just be the beginning of several more to come. Please plan on attending one or as many as you can to help raise the money necessary to offer as relief aid for Oso.

The following events for Oso Much Love have been scheduled:

Saturday May, 3rd- 9pm @ Montavilla Station– Kenny Kofler with special guests Jim Solberg(bass), Lou Solomon(keys) and Scott Van Dusen(drums)

Sunday May, 4th- 5pm @ Cadigan’s Corner Bar– Feature comedian Lisa Curtis followed by Naomi Tee and Soul Provider with guests

(10% of bar sales to be donated to Oso Much Love)

Tuesday May, 6th- 8pm @ Coyote’s– Laura Cunard and special guests All-Star jam

Saturday May, 10th- 3pm @ The Lehrer– Kenny Kofler and The Third Power, 4pm Kellie Jones with special guests Jim Solberg and Tim Helm, 5pm The Vermen

Saturday May, 10th- 8pm @ The Lodge– Rich Layton and The Troublemakers, 10pm Kenny Kofler and The Third Power

(Sound equipment donated and operated by Tim Helm)