On March 22, Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Louis “King Louie” Pain suffered a “widow- maker” heart attack while performing at a Pearl District gig. Louis and his wife Tracy (Soul Sisters Productions) have taken a major financial hit as a result. “Heart 2 Heart” is an all-star musical concert and fundraiser organized to help the Pains as well as a non-profit organization the Pains believe in strongly: the Caring Ambassadors Program (CAP).

CAP provides information and resources to help those with any chronic health condition manage their health care after a diagnosis and the tools to improve quality of life and capacity for healing. CAP has been providing free hepatitis C and other health screenings at the Waterfront Blues Festival for thirteen years. The Pains will donate half of the proceeds from Heart 2 Heart to support the Caring Ambassadors Health Pavilion at the 2019 festival.

Scheduled to appear at the concert are: Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Curtis Salgado, Terrie Odabi, The Jarrod Lawson Trio with Chance Hayden, Mel Brown,  David K. Mathews, Dan Faehnle, Tracey Harris, Michael Osborn, My Happy Pill, Jimi Bott, Peter Dammann, John Mazzocco, and many more artists.

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St. Sunday, June 2. 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Tickets $15.00 advance etix.com ($10.00 for Cascade Blues Association & Jazz Society of Oregon members), $20.00 day of show. 21 & over.