|Elliott Smith performing live at Amoeba SF, 1998|
In commemoration of what would have been his 44th birthday on August 6th, several of Elliott Smith's musician friends are coming together for a series of benefit shows for various organizations. Amoeba is proud to take part in the event through donations to nonprofit organization Free Arts For Abused Children.
During the month of August, Amoeba will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of any of Elliott Smith’s catalogue (including digital) to Free Arts.
Amoeba has Elliott Smith's entire catalog available, including every album and rare singles available as a download. See our stock of Smith albums below:
Roman Candle (1994)
Elliott Smith (1995)
Figure 8 (2000)
From a Basement on the Hill (2004; posthumous release)
An Introduction to Elliott Smith (2012; compilation)
New Moon (2012; posthumous release)
A bit about the charity organization: Free Arts For Abused Children is a volunteer organization that has delivered arts programs to abused, neglected and homeless children for more than 30 years. The organization serves children ages 2 to 18 with free arts programs in drama, writing, music and painting. Children waiting for dependency hearings are offered distraction and relief through arts and crafts activities; families are drawn together though the organizations "Art for Family Bonding" program; and art festivals are held for the children, to name a few of their services. To find out more, or to donate or volunteer, check them out at www.freearts.org.
Free Arts also will receive funding from L.A.’s Elliott Smith benefit show, taking place Aug. 6 at Largo, hosted by renowned musician and producer Jon Brion.
The concert series, called “No Name #1: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith,” will include more than 100 musicians playing shows in Portland, L.A., Austin and New York.
In addition to L.A.'s Aug. 6 show, Aug. 4 Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge will host a show featuring director Gus Van Sant and Grandaddy, benefitting homeless youth organization Outside In; Aug. 9 Austin’s show takes place at the Scottish Rite Theater with members of Grandaddy and more, benefitting The Sims Foundation, which provides mental health services to musicans; and Aug. 10 New York’s Bowery Ballroom hosts Rhett Miller, Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek) and Mary Lou Lord, benefitting New Alternatives for LBGT Homeless Youth.
Visit "No Name #1's" Facebook page for tickets.