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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 02:44 PM
My friend, Robin Rogers from Gastonia, NC, needs all the prayers that can be mustered. Hep C (acquired many years ago) and cancer has her under the care of hospice. She has been drug and alcohol free since 1989. Her new CD on the Blind Pig label is at #3 on the blues charts this week. If you are so inclined to purchase one, please purchase through her website robinrogers.com . She will benefit more from those sales than ones from other sources. Donations to the Robin Rogers Medical Trust Fund and mailed to Rachel Pickard, Attorney at Law Trustee, P.O. Box 547, Gastonia, NC 28053.

This is from her facebook page:

"Last week Robin was to undergo TIPS surgery to keep blood from further entering her belly and breaking down into unsafe elements. The surgery would also have kept the swelling from threatening the integrity of the banding operation previously done to relieve esophageal verices (enlarged veins). Robin has had Hepatitis Type C and this condition has attacked her liver and has caused multiple complications. A CT scan prior to the procedure revealed a cancerous tumor on her liver. The tumor is untreatable given the condition of her liver. She is also not a candidate for a transplant as the drugs required to help the body accept a transplant would be ineffective and dangerous.

Robin is at home now and hospice has been called in. Tony and their family respectfully ask that despite the best of intentions, you do not stop by or call. They need their private time to be their own. At this point basic living expenses are the most pressing need. Robin will not be able to return to the stage and Tony will be out of work for the foreseeable future. Expenses for medicine are extremely high. Their medical fund does not cover any of these expenditures.

Benefit concerts in Michigan and North Carolina are being finalized as well as other fundraising efforts. There will be a benefit with a silent auction at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte on October 24. "

This is the bio from her website:

"The Life and Times of Robin Rogers
Written by Carl Auman

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 10:11

Music has been Robin Rogers' consuming passion ever since her days as a teenaged street singer. Possessing a deeply expressive and soulful voice and an infectious enthusiasm for the blues, Robin and her band have developed a devoted and growing following. Her Blind Pig debut, “Treat Me Right”, fulfills the promise of her previous two releases, revealing an accomplished artist of rare polish and originality.

In the late sixties when America's youth was "rediscovering the Blues," Robin Rogers was "living the Blues." As a runaway teen trying to escape a troubled home, she made her way to cities like Richmond, Virginia; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; and Coconut Grove, Florida. Robin lived the hippie lifestyle of the times, even sharing residence in a commune in Love Valley, North Carolina for one summer, sometimes sleeping in parks, under picnic tables and in abandoned cars. After serving time as a juvenile in reform school for truancy and being out of parental control, she was released at age 15 to begin life on her own. It was a hard life for a young girl, and it wasn't long until Robin was addicted to drugs and alcohol and, thank goodness, to singing!

She eventually learned to play guitar and began accompanying herself. Robin performed on the streets, at parties and coffee houses for food and tips, setting the stage for the emergence of an independent, strong-willed spirit and charismatic singer. After hearing the applause of strangers, she knew she was hooked! Her goal was to make a living performing music, and this she has done for over 30 years. Moving to South Florida in 1979 to record for the Sal Soul Label, a subsidiary of RCA, Robin recorded at the well-known Miami Sound Studios and lived in Ft. Lauderdale for the next ten years performing on a full-time basis.

As fate would have it, Robin became drug and alcohol free in 1989 and began to turn her life around. She moved to North Carolina in 1990, performing in the Southeast area for the next ten years, recording, writing and enjoying music clean and sober for the first time in many years.

Robin got involved with the Charlotte Blues Society in the mid-nineties. Shortly after that, she met and married fellow musician and Blues lover, Tony Rogers. They performed as an acoustic duo, with Tony playing guitar/dobro and Robin on harmonica and percussion. It wasn't too long before she was heard by producer/musician, Jim Brock and was asked to do a CD which was released in 2001 entitled "Time For Myself," a contemporary Blues record which contains six originals penned by Robin and Tony.

They put together a band in support of that release and went on to win the 2003 Charlotte Blues Society's Blues Challenge, winning the right to represent Charlotte, North Carolina in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2004. They competed against 98 acts from all over the world in the International Blues Challenge, sponsored by the Blues Foundation. After three nights of tough competition, Robin Rogers and Her Hot Band emerged as one of only nine finalists in the 2004 International Blues Challenge, which was judged by the industry heavyweights including Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records and Blues recording artist Kenny Neal.

Robin and Tony recorded their long-awaited second release, entitled "Crazy, Cryin' Blues," which was released in 2004 and won the "Best Self-Produced CD" award from the Blues Foundation as part of the International Blues Challenge 2005. Robin signed with 95North Records in February 2005 and her self-penned "Caddy Daddy" was included on "Fins, Chrome and the Open Road," a Cadillac Tribute CD released in conjunction with 95North and General Motors Corp. Other artists on the disc include Little Milton, Rory Block, Charlie Musselwhite and Maria Muldaur. Robin has shared the stage with greats like Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Carey Bell, Bob Margolin, Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro, Guitar Shorty, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Cepphas and Wiggins, Ann Rabson, Roy Bookbinder, Paul Geremia and Sharrie Williams. She joined the roster of Piedmont Talent in February 2006 and performed in Europe in April 2006.

Robin signed with Blind Pig in 2008, and her debut release for the label, “Treat Me Right”, was issued in June of that year. It’s a showcase for Robin’s stylistic variety and passionate vocal intensity, from the rolling r&b title track to the jazzy “Nobody Stays” to the soulful groove of “Nobody’s Gonna Hurt You.” It also features perhaps Robin’s most powerful composition, "Color-Blind Angel", a moving account of the life and death of white civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo, who was assassinated by the KKK in 1965. "Color-Blind Angel" won second place in the blues category of the 2007 International Songwriters Competition. Blind Pig Records is truly proud to welcome Robin to its roster."

Thank y'all very much for keeping this wonderful lady and friend in your prayers.

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 05:05 PM
Prayers and well wishes on the way... also I will see if I can take a listen to her CD...

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 06:12 PM
A special benefit page has been set up on Facebook for Robin so that her fans can keep up with benefits that are scheduled.

There are a benefits in Michigan and Long Island scheduled in addition to the ones in NC.


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=132068270172379&v=wall#!/group.ph p?gid=132068270172379

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 06:21 PM
Let me second Carol's efforts to try and help a truely gifted singer. I can assure you that Robin's CD is a must have for blues lovers and especially if you love the lady blues singers. Robin has the ability (that so many others don't) to keep you interested the whole duration. A goodfriend of mine once said, "a little white girl singing the blues goes a long way." Robin doesn't fit into that statement basically because I think she is the genuine article. The Charlotte area has a few musicians that are as good as anybody anywhere. Robin is certainly in that few. Prayers are with her and Tony and you too, Carol.

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 07:57 PM
Prayers being sent

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 10:38 PM
Done

 

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  posted on 9/27/2010 at 03:00 AM
Prayers and loving vibes to Robin and her family.

 

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  posted on 9/27/2010 at 05:26 AM
Prayers and positive thoughts for Robin

 

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  posted on 9/27/2010 at 05:40 AM
good vibes & prayers for Robin & Tony
 
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  posted on 9/27/2010 at 10:26 AM
Prayers and well wishes for Robin and Tony and family
 

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  posted on 9/27/2010 at 04:49 PM
Whippany NJ Robin Rogers Benefit


Time Sunday, October 3 · 1:00pm - 7:30pm

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Location Ukranian American Cultural Center, Whippany NJ

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Created By Robin Rogers Benefit Central

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More Info Sunday, October 3rd 2010

BENEFIT FOR SINGER ROBIN ROGERS

Robin gave us a wonderful performance about 18 months ago at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Whippany. She was recently diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. All proceeds from the benefit will go to help cover the costs of Robin's bills and hospice care. Like many musicians, she has no health care plan, and will be unable to return to the stage. Come and enjoy some... great food ( pierogies, kielbasi and more) and hear some great music, and help a talented musician meet her final expenses with dignity. Thank you for your support.

Show from 1:00 to 6:00 pm
(approximate - could run longer)


featuring:
THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS w/ KATIE GRUMKA
VICTORIA WARNE BAND
CARLOS COLINA & STRAIGHT UP
additional performers to be announced

Adults $20, Familes (parents with children)$15,
$5 ages 13-17,
12 & under free
All shows are held at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center

60 North Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ

UACC phone #973-585-7175

ORDERING TICKETS?

Just e-mail us with your name and the number of tickets you want.
You can pick them up and pay for them at the door when you come to the show.
Cash preferred. We don't do credit cards so you never incur any inflated convenience,
processing, or service charges. Save your money for better things!
(Contact us:splatterconcerts@...)

 

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Guitar Raffle


Time Sunday, September 26 at 2:00pm - October 23 at 5:00pm

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Location Winner drawn October 24th

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Created By Robin Rogers Benefit Central

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More Info Winning ticket will be drawn during the Robin Rogers Benefit in Charlotte Sunday October 24th. The guitar is in Chicago now being signed by Buddy Guy, and a long list of Chicago Blues legends. Thanks to The Music Center in Gastonia NC for donating the guitar and a special thank you to Kate Moss for shuttling the guitar around Chicago. Photos of the signed guitar will be posted when it is returned. THE LINK TO PAYPAL WAS SHUT DOWN BY PAYPAL. I KNOW ITS A PAIN BUT NOW THE ONLY WAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS OTHER THAN AT THE LIVE EVENTS IS TO MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:

MIKE DEW
135 FERGUSON RIDGE ROAD
UNION MILLS NC 28167

MAKE CHECKS OUT TO TONY ROGERS. BE SURE THEY ARE MAILED IN TIME FOR TICKTS TO BE ISSUED. DRAWING WILL BE AT THE CHARLOTTE BENEFIT ON OCTOBER 24TH.

 

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Robin Roger's Michigan Benefit

Time Sunday, October 3 · 5:00pm - 10:30pm

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Location Callahan's Music Hall

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Created By Robin Rogers Benefit Central

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More Info Michigan benefit is confirmed for October 3rd at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills with the Rusty Wright Band, Harper, and Greg Nagy.Callahan's is located at 2105 South Boulevard, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326. www.atcallahans.com

Doors will open at 4, music will start at 5 p.m. Cover at the door will be $5.00. All monies raised will go to Tony and Robin. We'll do 50/50 raffles too!

 

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Staten Island NY Benefit for Robin Rogers



Time Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00pm - October 6 at 1:00am

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Location Alor Cafe

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More Info The Robin Rogers benefit is up on the Alor Cafe website http://www.alorcafe.com/

Alor Cafe | Staten Island NY

Line-up so far: Alexis P. Suter, Rob Paparozzi, Nicole Hart, Dave Fields, Jimmy Mack and The Michael Packer Band

 

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Asheville Robin Rogers Benefit


Time Sunday, October 17 · 3:00pm - 9:00pm

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Location Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

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Created By Robin Rogers Benefit Central

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More Info Confirmed: Bob Margolin, WSNB, Gina Sicilia, Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs

Sunday Oct 17th 3p to 9p

Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues

 

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Lincolnton Benefit for Robin Rogers

Time Sunday, November 7 at 5:00pm - November 8 at 12:00am

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Location Lincoln House Lincolnton NC - Doors open at 4PM music starts at 5PM

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More Info Matt Walsh, Matt Hill, Contagious Blues Band, Marty Cofield, plus guests musicians. Silent auction and lots o fun

 

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Charlotte NC Benefit for Robin Rogers


Time Sunday, October 24 · 6:00pm - 11:30pm

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Location AMOS'S SOUTHEND

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More Info Charlotte NC

 

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GUITAR RAFFLE UPDATE:

Subject: "Chicago Blues Guitar" raffle update.

Thanks to Kate and Nick and Sadie Moss the guitar is making its way around Chicago. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Asheville NC benefit on the 17th and the Charlotte benefit on the 24th. For those good folks around the country who cannot attend the events you can get your name in the hat by sending a check or money order to:

Mike Dew
135 Ferguson Ridge Road
Union Mills NC 28167

Make checks or M/O payable to Tony Rogers. Raffle tickets are $5 each and the winning ticket wil be drawn during the benefit in Charlotte on October 24th. If you have friends who are not doing the Facebook thing but would like a shot at winning this great guitar please pass the info along......and repost the info to all your FB friends. Thanks to eveyone for all the support shown for Robin and Tony!!! Good Luck!!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=156948347666993&a mp;index=1

 

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Subject: Auction is open


After much debate and many avenues explored as to how to make some items avalable for online bidding we are now taking bids through Facebook. Here is how it will work:

Online bids will be taken at Robin Rogers Auction Central (Facebook page) now through Thursday October 21st. High bidders will be contacted on October 22nd and 23rd for either a phone number or a maximum high bid. ALL ITEMS WILL THEN GO TO THE BENEFIT ON OCTOBER 24TH IN CHARLOTTE. High bids online for each item will be used as the opening bid at the live event. IF A HIGHER BID IS MADE DURING THE LIVE EVENT THE ONLINE BIDDER WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE THEIR BID OR HAVE THEIR BID INCREASED IN SET INCREMENTS BY THE LIVE EVENT AUCTION MASTER UP TO THEIR STATED MAXIMUM BID. Bidding will stop October 24th at 10:30PM EST and winning bids awarded.

Instructions on how to bid are under information section on the left side of page or under information tab at top of page.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Rogers-Auction-Central/15023337834 7111?ref=mf

Items open for bidding now are:


BB King "Mayor of Bluesville" autographed posterbaoard

2002 WC Handy Awards program signed by BB, Ruth Brown, Ike Turner, Sam Phillips, Little Milton, Odetta, Carla Thomas, Keb Mo'

Vacation house in Saint Lucia for 1 week

Custom made Cigar Box Guitar

Stevie Ray Vaughn guitar pick and stage pass

Three songs mixed by Mark Williams

2009 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise signed poster

2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise signed poster

Custom portrait on canvas from Ralph P Melvin & Associates Fine Art


More few more items will be added as we recieve them. Also don't forget about the raffle for the Chicago Blues guitar signed by Buddy guy and a host of other Chicago Blues legends. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Rogers-Auction-Central/150233378347111? ref=mf#!/event.php?eid=156948347666993&index=1

 

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