Freight & Salvage Hosts Kathy & Bill Evans Family Benefit

Article Contributed by Tanya Pinkerton | Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kathy Evans is a beloved Albany kindergarten teacher who has taught for more than twenty years at Cornell Elementary School. Kathy’s two children, Jesse (28) and Corey (24) grew up in the Albany school system and Kathy’s husband Bill is a well known Bay Area Bluegrass musician, teacher, writer and booking agent. 

For the last 18 months, Kathy has been treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Her daughter, Corey Evans has been the primary caregiver for her mother from the first bone marrow transplant in October 2015 through the second transplant in April, up until  three weeks ago. In order to do this Corey had taken time off playing drums with her three bands VEXX, G.L.O.S.S. and Urochromes. Ben Ratliff of the NY Times rated VEXX as his #1 Choice for Best Concert Performances of 2015. Corey's hardcore punk band G.L.O.S.S. released a critically acclaimed CD (by Ben Ratliff of the NY Times ) titled “Trans Day of Revenge” in June 2016. Bill Evans has “switched out” roles with his daughter as Kathy’s primary caregiver. Bill stated it was time for his daughter "to get back out on the road with her three bands!”

Friday, September 2, 2016
7:00 p.m. concert 
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets: $30-adv/$32 at door
Link to concert info and to donate to the Evans Family Fund: