MERF’s 2014 fundraiser, tagged Play It Forward, happens on Sunday, November 16 at Jim Porter’s. Featured acts include Sam “Shake” Anderson with Sylvia Walters & Groove City, Dog House Kitchen, Billy Davis Group, Nobody s Business, Hank Sinatra & Katie Everett, Soul Circus, The Tunesmiths, The Louisville Crashers, Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley, Leigh Ann Yost & danny flanigan, Tre Bella and Alanna Fugate. Anderson, who currently lives in Texas, flew in just for this event, as he is a firm supporter of MERF. Fans of the Louisville scene in the Nineties will remember Shake’s best-known band, Love Sauce and Soulbones. For this show, he’ll be playing with Sylvia Walters and Groove City. The music starts at 4:00 p.m. and goes on in all three rooms, non-stop. There’ll be silent auctions and raffles, probably some dancing girls (and guys) and a chance to schmooze with some of your favorite musicians in town. Tickets are $10. Children (accompanied by parents, of course) can come, too, and stay until 10 p.m.
Here’s “Shake” playing at the 2013 Nulu Fest: