Sara Wasserman looks to outdo herself once again in putting together her fourth annual benefit concert for Casa de Milagros, the home for abandoned and orphaned children in Peru's Sacred Valley below Machu Picchu.
The benefit concert, set for Dec. 6 at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, has nabbed regular headliner Bob Weir, along with Primus’ Les Claypool and Jay Lane, Jackie Greene, ALO’s Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz and Steve Adams, and James Nash of The Waybacks, with a number of "special guests" promised as well.
This year's show will also benefit the Haitian Relief Organization J/P HRO.
The musicians have all played together in one form or another. Weir and Greene previewed their upcoming tour at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on Saturday, according to JamBands.com. The Casa de Milagros show will serve as an unofficial kick-off of their acoustic tour, which ends with a Dec. 17 show at the Sweetwater Music Hall. The members of ALO will also share a bill with Weir at a Rex Foundation benefit this weekend.
In 2011, the Casa de Milagros featured Weir and Rob Wasserman, along with Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride, local legend Dan Hicks and singers from Glide Church in San Francisco.
The 411: The fourth annual benefit concert for Casa de Milagros is on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. It features Bob Weir, Primus’ Les Claypool and Jay Lane, Jackie Greene, ALO’s Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz and Steve Adams, and James Nash of The Waybacks, along with special guests. Tickets are $125. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.