From the Hum: Helping out Doug Green


Another benefit takes place tonight, this one for Doug Green, who is currently suffering from cancer and the avalanche of medical bills associated with treatment of the disease.

Green originally conceived of and spearheaded the construction of a concert venue at French's Camp, producing the Garberville Music Festival in 1980 and 1982, was a founding boardmember of the Mateel Community Center and was key in bringing Reggae on the River into the world.

The benefit takes place tonight at the Mateel, starting at 6 p.m. with Humboldt Time performing during dinner. The main event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and features Peter Rowan (“The Free Mexican Airforce” and “Panama Red”), Joules Graves (right), Tina Malia, Alice DiMicele, Joanne Rand, Al Torre and Greg Anton. On a bittersweet note, the sharp-tongued Graves, whose own career was hampered by multiple sclerosis, is making a rare appearance from Bellingham, Wash., to honor Green, who once produced a tribute CD for Joules for her medical expenses. No cover at the door – a jar to collect funds will be passed. Volunteers are needed. Email or contact the Mateel at 923-3368.

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