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Sweet Relief’s ‘Badass Benefits’ Concert Series in Los Angeles

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of renowned music industry non-profit, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, Music for Charity Productions (MFC) is staging three intimate, ‘one-of-a-kind,’ concert events at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The all-star concert series, scheduled for three consecutive Mondays—April 5th, 12th & 19th—will feature the Los Angeles debut of reunited critics’ darlings, “American Music Club,’ and the first appearance by the “Jerry Cantrell-Billy Duffy Band,” a unique ‘covers project’ featuring Cantrell (Alice in Chains) and Duffy (The Cult), performing their favorite songs and those songs that made them famous. ‘The Cantrell-Duffy’ band is slated to feature a revolving array of guest musicians including members of Puddle of Mudd. Other performers confirmed to appear include: Concrete Blonde, performing a special acoustic set, Michelle Shocked, Paula Cole, Jesse Harris (Grammy Winning Songwriter), Grant Lee Phillips, Michael Penn, Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket front-man), Peter Himmelman and Whitestarr. More artists; Special guests TBA shortly.

Conceived by acclaimed songwriter Victoria Williams in 1994, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund ( is a non-profit charity providing financial assistance to musicians for medical expenses, alternative therapies and basic needs. Sweet was founded by and for musicians, and is known for its star studded tribute albums to Victoria Williams and Vic Chestnut (the latter which features performances by badass benefits performers Michelle Shocked & Michael Penn). In addition the concert series, artists including The Pixies, Liz Phair, Linkin Park, Henry Rollins and Weird Al Yankovich have recently donated items to the funds current on-line auction. More information on Sweet Relief’s auctions can be obtained directly through the Sweet Relief website.

Below is a list of each ‘Badass Benefit’ show roster:

April 5th: American Music Club, Concrete Blonde (acoustic), Paula Cole, Jesse Harris & Glen Phillips

April 12th: Jerry Cantrell-Billy Duffy Band (w/special appearance by members of Puddle of Mudd), Whitestarr & More TBA

April 19th: Michelle Shocked, Grant Lee Phillips, Michael Penn, Peter Himmelman & More TBA

Music for Charity (MFC): Changing Lives One Concert at a Time…….

Music for Charity (MFC) is a unique turnkey event production company that specializes in fundraising for non-profits through live music concerts. Inspired by events like “Farm Aid,” “The Bridge School Benefits,” and “The Concert for Bangladesh,” MFC aims for similar unique content and equally inspiring results.

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