Phillip Greenlief sends along the following:
Matthew Sperry Memorial Concert
Thursday, June 19th, 8pm
21 Grand – 449 B 23rd Street, Oakland, CA
One of the Bay Area’s brightest musical lights, bassist Matthew Sperry, was struck down in a fatal accident by a truck while riding his bicycle to work. Many members of the SF Bay Area New Music Scene have aligned to present a concert to raise funds for Matthew’s wife Stacia, and Lila, their adorable two year girl.
Admission is sliding scale, $5 – $50, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Matthew moved to the SF Bay Area a few years ago from Seattle. He was most recently featured in the Victoria Theater’s production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. He has recorded with Tom Waits, David Byrne, and a host of musicans from the SF Bay Area New Music scene. For a complete bio, go to: http://www.oneroom.org/mattsperry/resume.html
The following musicians will play to pay homage to our dear friend.
(in alphabetical order)
Angela Coon – Jenya Chernoff – John Shiurba
Morgan Guberman – Andrew Voigt
Dan Plonsey’s Daniel Popsicle
Dave Slusser – Ron Thompson duo
Matt Sperry Trio (Gino Robair, Matt Ingalls, Tim Perkis, John Shiurba)
Please help us spread the word about this important event in our musical community. Leap Frog, Matthew’s former employer, will be setting up a fund for donations. We will keep you updated about this in the coming weeks.
I am at your service, should you have any further questions.