The Reverb Brothers and Bare Bones Cafe host the sixth annual Boxing Day Benefit for Rose Haven, a Portland center serving women and children who have experienced abuse, homelessness and other life challenges (

The benefit is Wednesday December 26 at 6 pm at Bare Bones Café, 2900 SE Belmont St. and admission is free.

Donations are most welcome of winter gear – coats, new underwear and socks, hats, scarves, gloves, boots and shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, tarps, tents, backpacks and etc. Unopened toiletry products, and cash or check donations are most welcome too.

The Reverb Brothers, photo by Jim Dorothy

A six-piece band with the widest and wildest repertoires, The Brothers’ music spans the 1700s to the present in a spicy gumbo of roadhouse, roots country, blues, honky-tonk, New Orleans, R&B, rock & roll and old time jazz. They call it juke-joint swamp rock.

The band is Claes Almroth, Doug Marx, Allan Lemley, Dave Duffield, J.Michael Kearsey and Dennis Elmer. Their high energy improvisation and soulful vocals blends the band’s originals with wild and obscure covers. Get a taste at