Benefit Concert for Steve Lawson Set For August 28

Steve Lawson with Michael Manring (2007)

In July, Steve Lawson shared the hard news that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Although the pioneering solo bassist doesn’t have medical bills, he has lost income, and his wife has cut her work hours back to care for him and his son.

One great way to help Steve out is to subscribe to his incredible library of music on Bandcamp. Now, three musicians are teaming up for a livestream fundraiser to support their friend. Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Berkman and bassists Michael Manring and John Lester will be performing on Sunday, August 28th.

“The show will feature sets by musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area that collaborate with Steve when he tours here, including mult-instrumentalist Daniel Berkman, myself (with Daniel on electronic drums), and Grammy-nominated solo bassist Michael Manring,” Lester explains. “We will each play 30 minutes sets and then collaborate on a few songs together. We will be streaming a house concert from my place in Half Moon Bay, California at 1pm (California time) so that it will be live in the UK at 9pm and in Europe at 10pm. Where ever you are, we hope you can join us in our backyard garden via the stream and support Steve with your generous donations.”

The show will be streamed on Bluejeans. Fans and friends can donate to Steve via PayPal at [email protected].

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