The great Steve Hunter will perform at the upcoming benefit show, a guitar-heavy bill that also includes Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins, Ben Woods, and Spiral Arms, reminding the world that Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet.
Hunter and Becker go back a long way, to when they both played on David Lee Roth's album A Little Ain't Enough. Hunter has remained a loyal friend and ardent supporter of Jason's and he'll bring his brand of legendary guitar playing to San Francisco to help out the cause.
Tickets are still available for Saturday, August 30 2014. The show takes place at the legendary Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.
Buy your tickets here.
Proceeds from the evening go towards medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security.
Jason Becker, a onetime guitar prodigy first known as part of the metal duo Cacophony, was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at age 20, shortly after joining David Lee Roth’s band. Although the disease robbed him of his ability to play guitar – and eventually left him both paralyzed and unable to speak – Becker continues to compose music with the help of computers, collaborators, and a system of communication using eye movements that was devised by his father Gary. To visit Jason's site, click here.
To view the trailer for the movie on Jason's life, click here.