Benefits Scheduled For Chris Gaffney Of Hacienda Brothers

The Hacienda Brothers have some sad news to announce. Chris Gaffney, founding member and lead singer, has just been diagnosed with liver cancer. Gaffney had been recording as recently as January, but was taken ill in February.
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Early next month, Gaffney will begin undergoing intensive chemotherapy, and although he has health insurance, it does not cover all of his medical costs and living expenses. In order to raise the necessary additional $60,000, a Web site has been set up by his family at

Donation checks can also be written directly to the Chris Gaffney Recovery Fund, 403 43rd Street, Oakland CA 94609.

This summer the Hacienda Brothers will release a new CD, which was recorded just before Gaffney was diagnosed. A portion of the proceeds from the CD sales will go to the fund. The band is also scheduling several benefit concerts throughout the end of the year to help raise money and awareness for their ailing colleague. Keep checking for a complete list of shows.