March 31, 2014


Les Claypool Talks Children's Cancer Association Set at SXSW

There were plenty of great concerts at SXSW 2014, but Fader Fort's partnership with the Children's Cancer Association certainly gave the festival one of its most meaningful shows.

Featuring talent like Primus' Les Claypool, Aloe Blacc, the Decemberists' Chris Funk and more, the show was "a family rock concert" followed by a trip back to the hospital to "perform for the kids who can't come out and enjoy the healing power of music," Children's Cancer Association founder Regina Ellis tells Fuse.

Claypool shares his very personal reason for playing the Fader Fort charitable concert. "It's very close to me because last year my little brother lost his son to leukemia," Claypool says. "He was diagnosed when he was 2-months-old and he lived to be a little over 2-years-old, so I felt I should come do this."

Watch the full interview with Claypool and the association's founder/CEO above.