As SFist reported back in February, Corie Woods, an avid member of the Bay Area music community who shared her love for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on SFist, died unexpectedly at the age of 34. Her friends and family have organized an all-ages, family-friendly memorial concert that will take place at Bottom of the Hill on Sunday the 22nd. The line-up features lots of prominent musicians, including Chris Guthridge, Paula Frazer, members of Loquat, Eric Shea, and many more.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the newly established Corie Rocks Music Foundation, which will fund musical instruments and lessons for kids in the Bay Area.
From the words of Corie's close friend, Raul Sanchez:
Corie was by far the biggest live music fan I've ever known...rock, country, roots, bluegrass, jazz, indie, metal, punk, pop...she was there, in the crowd moving her feet, whooping it up, yelling for more. Her smile could be seen through the dark haziness among the crowd from the stage. Her laughter heard through an "up to capacity filled" venue. Often the first at a show, her sight and presence was encouraging — the kind of person you wanted to play your entire heart out for...and still do.
Celebrating Corie Woods/A Memorial Concert
Sunday, April 22nd 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th Street