Glenn Holstrom, the ultimate “musician’s musician” who played and/or arranged the music of dozens of popular Northwest artists, has been dealing with mounting bills as he’s fought terminal cancer. He has been playing music professionally since 1969, however he's only been able to work intermittently since his cancer diagnosis in May 2011. With the progression of his illness, Glenn has been unable to work at all since this May. He's lost the use of his legs and is in continual, excruciating pain. With the cancer now spread throughout his body, Glenn is electing to opt for "death with dignity" in mid-September.
The purpose of this GoFundMe campaign is to raise money to help Glenn's wife Lynn with the financial burden she faces and to ease Glenn's concern with Lynn's predicament. It would be a huge blessing if this campaign were to reach its goal while Glenn is still here to know about it.
For those not familiar with Glenn, listen to what NW blues legend LloydJones wrote about him: “All Portland musicians know what a genius piano player, organ player, arranger extraordinaire, and treasured friend the great ‘G-Man’ is, but many of you fans may not. Glenn has played & arranged the music of Tom Grant, Lloyd Jones, Curtis Salgado, Ellen White, Bobby Torres, Dan Balmer, Paul deLay, Linda Hornbuckle, and dozens of others. Truly the ‘go-to- guy’ for all of us musicians. So many of us have said, ’you should ask Glenn, he'll know what to do.’ Yeah, baby...he's the man!”