Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Middletown Art Center hosts Valentine’s concert and fundraiser

Dooby and family. Photo by Matt Davis.

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — The Middletown Art Center is hosting a Valentine’s concert and fundraiser for Dooby Logic of The Higher Logic Project, a local and beloved high energy, reggae inspired dance rock group.

The “Love is Everything” concert will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the MAC, 21456 Highway 175.

Since moving to Lake County in 2011, Dooby has been a generous supporter of other community members, causes specific to Lake Count, and the very land itself. Now it’s our turn to show up for a friend in need.

On Christmas, while visiting family in Santa Barbara, Dooby received the tragic news that his house burned down. With only a few days of clothing, and one of his three dogs, Dooby lost everything in one fell swoop.

Fortunately, his friend and house sitter, Daniel Green, was able to rescue his other two dogs, after entering the blaze four times and sustaining some burns and risking his own life.

“The dogs were the most important thing, and if they had not survived I would not be processing this loss in the same way,” Dooby said.

Lost in the fire was upward of $50,000 of musical equipment that is essential for Dooby’s performances and what the fundraiser hopes to help him replace so that he can continue to make music which ultimately brings people together.

Not only a musician and an artist, Dooby is a community builder and networker. Over the past few years he has wholeheartedly showed up for others in need. When 7 year old Lily Lauwer developed a brain tumor and when Coty-Alma Husson was diagnosed with cancer, Dooby was instrumental in fundraising performances for both, and these are only two examples of his commitment to supporting fellow community members.

Friend to several local tribal elders, Dooby dialogues with them about shared visions of healing Lake County’s history of violence and oppression.

He performed multiple times at Hands Around Clearlake, a cross-cultural grassroots festival and healing ceremony for the lake, land and people of this place.

“No one can truly own land, but we can take on the responsibility of caring for it,” Dooby said.

And that is his greatest wish for the five acres in Kelseyville he calls home. He hopes that in rebuilding his house a process will unfold that includes bringing community together, creating and teaching art and music, self-sufficiency, and ultimately holding forgiveness for the histories that haunt Kelseyville.

The fundraiser includes performances from The Higher Logic Project, DJ Murti, and Frankie & Jared.

Tickets cost $20 and will be available at the door. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase.

You can also support Dooby at this Go Fund Me page, A Home in Ashes and the Vision.

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