Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit

Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit

The Family Stone, Blanca, Miles of Will, The Voices of Latin Rock All-Star Band, with Special Guests Rick Stevens

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Tickets on the floor will be sold by tables of 10, 6 and 4 only Prices range from $150/seat to $75/seat.
General Admission tickets (back 2nd tier): $55.
Limited amount and Limited seating.
Call the LRI offices (415 -285-7719) to book your table ASAP. This event has a history of selling out fast!
21 and over only.

Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit
Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit
The Alex Speaks Foundation's goal is to help support children struggling with an autism disorder by contributing to autistic programs at local schools. The Alex Speaks Foundation was formed to partner with the Voices of Latin Rock event to raise funds for those programs.

This show benefits schools in California dealing with Autism on a daily basis. This disorder has increased recently to 1 in 150 births, up 1 in 166 just a few years ago. When questioned about special needs children in the most recent presidential debates, both candidates mentioned the need for increased funding for research for Autism, specifically as it approaches epidemic numbers. With the Bay Area's support of this event, we can continue our support of both schools and research for Autism.
The Family Stone
The Family Stone
Original Founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductees, and R&B Pioneer Award Winners Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, and Greg Errico; The First inter-racial/inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of Sly & The Family Stone. Featuring the Powerful Voices of Alex Davis and Trina Johnson on vocals bringing you the message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time.

Players like Nate Wingfield on the Guitar and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass adding the proper pocket to the raw Family Stone sound. Cynthia & Jerry Gotta Message Their Sayin…Keeping the legacy true to its original sound and raw funk groove, these Everyday People will leave you Taken Higher.

The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US; spreading the roots of funk that is The Family Stone.

“The Family Stone delivered tight grooves and endless hits that kept the audience on their feet all night. The band is powerful, fun and still funky.” ~ Pollstar
With a soulful voice and lyrics from the heart, singer songwriter Blanca Sandoval has captivated audiences. By means of an unrivaled sound that blends together her Latin musical roots with rock, funk, jazz, and up beat ballads, her style is extremely diverse. Known as "The Sweetheart of Latin Rock, Inc", Blanca recently brought together some very talented musicians to form the band "BLANCA" which includes Robert Zamora (lead guitar), Mike Juarez (drums) and Oscar Tablada (bass). The new four/piece band has been pulling in their own audience and recruiting new fans everywhere they play.
Miles of Will
Miles of Will
This brand new band is ready to rock Bimbo’s! The band is currently composed of Miles Schon, son of Journey guitarist Neal Schon, and Will Champlin, son of Bill Champlin of Chicago and Sons of Champlin fame. Miles Schon is a lead guitarist and songwriter who comes from a family of music, and who was raised on good old rock & roll.

Possessing extra-ordinary song-writing and guitar abilities, Miles is a veteran in the music scene already. As a guitar player, Miles says “I’m a modern player with a lot of feeling, a whole lotta soul!” In other words, he gets down with the blues.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Will Champlin is an accomplished and versatile piano player who has evolved into a World-Class Artist and producer. From his time spent studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston to spending time in Nashville taking his songwriting to the next level, there’s no doubt that he is a musical Timebomb!!
The Voices of Latin Rock All-Star Band
The Voices of Latin Rock All-Star Band
Led by accomplished guitarist and vocalist Vernon Black, the Voices of Latin Rock All Stars features percussionist Karl Perazzo from Santana, vocalist Tony Lindsay from Santana, and harpist/violinist Carlos Reyes from the Steve Miller Band.

Vernon Black spent most of the past 20 years touring, recording and film tracking with music legends like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Chakka Kahn and Lionel Richie. More recently, he’s performed and recorded with contemporary artists including Ashanti, Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Busta Rhymes, and Celine Dion.
with Special Guests Rick Stevens
Rick Stevens’ vocals first came to prominence when he sang on "Sparkling in the Sand" from East Bay Grease, Tower of Power's first album on San Francisco Records. In 1972, he forever etched his place in music history with the memorable "You’re Still a Young Man", from the album Bump City, which went top ten on the Billboard charts. His other signature tracks from that recording were "What is Hip?" and " Down to the Night Club", which remain Tower of Power staples to this very day, 40 years later.
Venue Information:
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133