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Carlos from the Breeze Kings needs a new kidney

Friends and fans unite to raise funds for Breeze Kings' frontman Carlos Capote who is in dire need of a kidney transplant

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It is a long standing tradition in the Atlanta music scene that when one of our own is in need, we rise up and do something. How many benefits have you heard about or attended for a local musician who either doesn't have health insurance or is simply overwhelmed with the cost of necessary medical care? The point is, people do care, and they are willing and able to give when they can.-

Sadly, another such opportunity has risen, as Carlos Capote of local blues band the Breeze Kings is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Originally diagnosed with a genetic condition marked by excessive protein levels in his urine as a child, the progressive disease has now reached the point where Capote needs frequent dialysis, and ultimately a transplant. In order to get on the statewide transplant list he must first raise at least $10,000 by Oct. 1, 2009 in order to receive matching funds for post-transplant meds and care.-

On Sun. June 28 at Blind Willie's, an benefit will be held in order to raise money for the Capote Kidney Transplant Fund. Starting at 2 p.m., performers include the Shadows, the Breeze Kings, Francine Reed, Luther Johnson, Sweet Betty, Tommy Brown, and more. The cover is $10 and donations for the cause are being graciously accepted. Click below for info. on how to make a donation.