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Pickin' For Joe: A Fundraising Campaign for Joe Briggs

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Joe BriggsBluegrass banjo artist Bill Evans writes, "My longtime good friend and great bluegrass and jazz bass player Joe Briggs has asked for the help of his friends as he battles cancer. He and his wife Cheri are asking for donations so that Cheri can take off from work for the next several weeks to be there for Joe. Joe has had recent surgery and chemo. He needs our help and now is the time."

Joe Briggs studied bass in college and played Blue Grass, Jazz, Classical and Latin music. Briggs's notable bands include the bluegrass music group Timber Ridge, The Percolators, Henry Shapiro and Swing Fever and the Swing Shifters.

For every online sale of Bill Evans' CD In Good Company from now until February 1st from Evans' webstore at, Bill will donate $10 to Joe and Cheri. If you've ever been thinking of checking out Bill Evans' project, which has been named to many "Best of 2012" lists and features 26 guest musicians, including The Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O'Brien, Joy Kills Sorrow, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, David Grier, Missy Raines, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Laurie Lewis, Tashina & Tristan Clarridge, Todd Phillips, Ned Luberecki, Matt Flinner, Dominic Leslie, Corey Evans and Cindy Browne Rosefield and more, now's the time. Help Bill help Joe.

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