Help Blues Legend Henry Gray

$37,073 of $50k goal

Raised by 628 people in 7 months
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91 year old blues icon and WWII Veteran Henry Gray lost his home and everything he owns to historic flooding that has devasted many Louisiana communities. He is safe and in good health but stated yesterday "I have lost everything." Henry is now displaced, please help him recover.

Henry is one of the last remaining links to the formation of the postwar Chicago Blues of the late 40s and early 50s. He participated in many of the defining recordings of this genre in sessions with Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers and many others. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his album ‘A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf’ released on Telarc Records. That same year he played for Mick Jagger's 55th birthday celebration in Paris. During the last thirty years, Henry has performed at virtually all New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals and every Baton Rouge Blues Festival since its inception. Henry was featured along with Ray Charles, Dr. John, Pinetop Perkins and Dave Brubeck in Clint Eastwood's "Blues Piano" which was part of Martin Scorsese's seven part series, "The Blues.” Henry was awarded the 2006 National Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment for the Arts which is the nation's top honor for a folk artist. The Delta Groove label released Gray’s latest studio effort with Bob Corritore called ‘The Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest.’ Henry is still a vibrant performer, rocking festival stages around the globe and earning numerous recent awards and nominations. But at his core Henry is simply a musician who earnestly loves to wholeheartedly share his craft with audiences large and small. How daunting it must be for a 91 year old to have to restart his humble life. Any donations large or small will make a difference.

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5 months ago
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Drew Verbis
7 months ago
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Henry Gray is a beautiful person and a national treasure. He doesn't deserve to have his home destroyed. Come on community, let's unite to help Henry.

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Patrick Recob
7 months ago
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Love You Henry! The most important thing is that you are safe and not injured. Stuff is just stuff... You are the true gift. I love you my friend!

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Marie Cherry
5 months ago
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Bless you Henry Gray. Those that helped you in your time of need and will continue to help you know the real treasure that you are. You have given many people great joy in sharing your gift of music with the world so now they are showing you what that meant to them by them helping you. Friends come in many forms. True friends come in the form of Angels to keep you safe and out of harms way. I hope to continue to hear your music for more years to come. Thank you for the update of your successful progress of being safe and cared for. I'm happy you are doing well. Much love and hugs! :) ♥

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Suzy Barros
7 months ago
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I hope that someone makes Mick aware of this because I'm sure he could spare a dollar or two

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Bente van der Made
7 months ago
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Stay strong. Hope to see you again at Jazzfest 2017!

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Heinrich Pfeiffer
7 months ago
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I am going to have to wait until payday, but I promise I will not forget. You can count on me.

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$37,073 of $50k goal

Raised by 628 people in 7 months
Created August 16, 2016
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Henry Gray  
$25
Anonymous
26 days ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$70
Anonymous
3 months ago
$250
The Golden Gate Blues Society
3 months ago

We hope this will help you! Sincerely, The Golden Gate Blues Society in the San Francisco Bay Area

$515
Jon Taylor
3 months ago

Proceeds from benefit gig at Bull's Head, Barnes, London.

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$18
Anonymous
4 months ago
$15
Anonymous
4 months ago
Drew Verbis
7 months ago
5
5

Henry Gray is a beautiful person and a national treasure. He doesn't deserve to have his home destroyed. Come on community, let's unite to help Henry.

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Patrick Recob
7 months ago
4
4

Love You Henry! The most important thing is that you are safe and not injured. Stuff is just stuff... You are the true gift. I love you my friend!

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Marie Cherry
5 months ago
3
3

Bless you Henry Gray. Those that helped you in your time of need and will continue to help you know the real treasure that you are. You have given many people great joy in sharing your gift of music with the world so now they are showing you what that meant to them by them helping you. Friends come in many forms. True friends come in the form of Angels to keep you safe and out of harms way. I hope to continue to hear your music for more years to come. Thank you for the update of your successful progress of being safe and cared for. I'm happy you are doing well. Much love and hugs! :) ♥

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Suzy Barros
7 months ago
2
2

I hope that someone makes Mick aware of this because I'm sure he could spare a dollar or two

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Bente van der Made
7 months ago
1
1

Stay strong. Hope to see you again at Jazzfest 2017!

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Heinrich Pfeiffer
7 months ago
1
1

I am going to have to wait until payday, but I promise I will not forget. You can count on me.

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