Elliott Smith, the folksy, soulful song-writer with a voice so distinct, it has yet to be embodied by another artist, tragically died in his Los Angeles home in 2003, at the young age of 34. His quavering, yet stingingly powerful voice lives on in the devotion of his fans, many of whom continue to raise awareness about his untimely death (inconclusively, a suicide).
Smith suffered from alcoholism, depression, and drug addiction. This year is the 10th anniversary of his death.
The Bomber Jacket and Saltlands Studio are throwing a Tribute Show on Monday (10/21) at Glasslands to honor his life and his prolific music career. All ticket sales will benefit the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund, which benefits two charities– Outside In, which helps homeless youth in Portland, Oregon (where Smith spent much of his life) and Free Arts for Abused Childen, which offers art programs for children who have experienced abuse, poverty and homelessness.
The show will feature a variety of great artists performing Smith’s music, including:
Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV) with Sky Ferreira
Yoni Wolf (WHY?)
The Low Anthem
Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic)
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)
Adam Schatz (Landlady / Man Man / Father Figures)
Ticket sales are here.