“For the Love of Jimmy”
A Benefit Show for Jim McLaughlin
The Washington Blues Society and Lee Oskar Harmonicas, presents “For the Love of Jimmy”, a “Musicians Relief Fund” All-Star Benefit for Jim McLaughlin. The event will take place on March 19, 2017 at the Historic Everett Theater from 5 – 9 PM.
Jim McLaughlin recently endured lymphoma and is now in need of a liver transplant. We want to help him make this a successful recovery. Jim is a cherished Everett native; an alumnus of Everett High School, a Vietnam vet who resides on Ebey Island; where he hosts the ever-popular annual Ebey Island Freedom Festival ft. his Harmonica Hell jam. Jim is a two-time World Harmonica Champion and the 2014 and 2015 winner of the Washington Blues Society’s Harmonica Player of the Year award. In 2016, he was awarded the Washington Blues Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the organization’s Blues Hall of Fame. Jim is ever popular for his harmonica playing locally, nationally and internationally. He has performed with such notables as: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, WAR, James Cotton, Vassar Clements, Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Musselwhite and many more esteemed artists around the world.
Event headliners will include
with special guests
Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Dave Mathis (Terry Robb Band)
Mark Dusfrense (WBS multi BB award winner – Room full of blues and more)
Kevin Sutton and Blue Monday
and other VIP Artists to be announced soon! There will also be a live auction and other exciting activities – so stay tuned!
We are offering an array of opportunities for sponsorship and donations including; multiple ad space options, V.I.P reception and reservations, silent auction items, and monetary support. All items will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged and are fully tax deductible.