Monday, March 29, 2010

Surfer's Benefit for Chile

At Brushfire Records in Los Angeles.

White Buffalo, his voice, and his guitar.

Last Friday, March 26 was a surfer's benefit for Chile at Brushfire Records: the evening was an impromptu and intimate gathering of friends, surfers, artists and musicians coming together to raise funds and solidarity for victims of the recent massive earthquake and tsunami in Chile. Local surfers and fishermen in Chile who've always lived the simplest of lives are among the hardest hit and in need of help.

Brushfire Records graciously hosted the evening at their Los Angeles studios with musicians Jackson Browne, Jon Swift, White Buffalo, Andrew Bird and the Los Angeles alt-rock band Dawes. Surfer filmmaker Chris Malloy was the master of ceremonies. The artists performed heart-felt acoustic and electric sets for a tiny sold-out crowd inside Brushfire's recording studio with the onlookers spilling out into the studio backyard. The evening also featured an auction of art, photos and other donated items from surfing luminaries Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Thomas Campbell, Wolfgang Bloch, Shepherd Fairey and others.

LA rockers Dawes.

Surfer and filmmaker Chris Malloy summed up the community's feelings perfectly at the event: "My entire family and I forever hold priceless memories of great times with our generous friends in Chile. The least we can do is give back to this place and its warm people who have given us so much."

A tremendous time was had by all at Brushfire, many empanadas were eaten, some tears were shed for our Chilean hermanos and over $10,000 was raised for Save The Waves Coalition's ongoing Chile relief effort. Learn more and support the movement at

Save The Waves extends a special thanks to the entire Malloy clan - Chris, Keith, Dan, Carla, Pearl & Emmett (plus their significant others), Brushfire Records, and all of the musicians for their support.

Folk rock legend Andrew Bird sang & whistled, plucked his violin, and rocked out solo and with Jackson Browne.

Jackson Browne played a 45-minute acoustic set.

Friends of Chile unite!

Chris Malloy, Greg Long, Jackson Browne, Dawes, Andrew Bird... the list of legends in this photo is too long to finish!

All photos this post by Jason Murray and Save The Waves.

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