Today at The Clinton: Monday, Feb 18

Hippie Love Slave Benefit for Rhonda Kennedy

Hippie Love Slave Benefit for Rhonda Kennedy


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Hippie Love Slave is a band led by Kathryn Grimm on guitar and vocals and accompanied by many great Portland musicians.  The music is a mixture of rock, blues, soul and jazz.  This evening all proceeds are going to help Rhonda Kennedy, a local Portland legend who has just completed cancer treatment and is about to lose her housing.

Included in the evening's entertainment is a performance by Larry Yes (Rhonda's son) an excellent singer/songwriter; along with Portland's beloved blues wonder Sonny Hess and her brother Dan Hess sitting in with Hippie Love Slave and other surprise guests.  Rhonda will be selling her famous hand-made serenity candles as well as CDs of her compelling interview with the Dali Lama.

Support for the event comes from The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, talent scout Sam Downey, Michael Allen Harrison and members of The Cascade Blues Society.

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Rhonda Kennedy

Many people first knew Rhonda Kennedy through hearing her deep, comforting voice on KBOO, where she had a wildly popular show with Fiona Martin called "The Goddesses of the Airwaves". She started singing at 19 and has sung with a number of groups, perhaps best known in Portland for the group she formed, and performed with, Women in Blues.

Not only is Rhonda a talented singer. She has until recently been a caretaker for a gentleman with multiple sclerosis. During her live-in situation with him, she was rushed to the hospital and it was then that she discovered she had Stage 3C2, Grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma uterine cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes in her pelvis and aorta. She has had a full hysterectomy and has undergone both chemotherapy treatments and a program of radiation.  You can learn more and make a tax-deductible contribution to her relief fund at:

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