Legendary blues vocalist and multi award winner Curtis Salgado chats with Caring Ambassadors Program Director Lorren Sandt and Tracy Turner-Pain from Soul Sisters Productions, LLC to talk about the importance of getting tested for Hepatitis C.   Hepatitis C is the number one leading cause of liver cancer. 

Soul Sisters Productions, LLC is proud to collaborate with the Caring Ambassadors Program for the fourth year in a row to help create Hep-C awareness and promote the Caring Ambassadors Health Pavilion at the 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival. These folks are amazing!

Click on this link for the interview!



The Caring Ambassadors Program and Oregon Food Bank need your help! This year marks the 30th anniversary of the 2017 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and the 12th year that Caring Ambassadors has donated more than $10,000 in free health care screenings in the Health Net Pavilion at the Festival.

This year, in addition to our free hepatitis C screenings, we are adding a dunk tank for stress relief. Stress is taking its toll on people and we want to help alleviate, just a little, the daily stress we all face. Attendees at the festival will get 2 free throws but more if they make a donation. The donations will be split between Caring Ambassadors and the Oregon Food Bank.

We hope you will help the cause by volunteering to be DUNKED! By getting Dunked, you will help eliminate hunger and hepatitis C in Oregon! Hunger impacts 270,000 children and families per month in Oregon and hepatitis C affects 95,000 most of whom are unware of their infection. We hope we can count on you to volunteer a little of your time between June 31st through 4th to maybe get wet and help end hunger and hepatitis C in our state.

Please email Lorren Sandt at Lorren@CaringAmbassadors.org or Tracy Pain at turnerpain@yahoo.com to join us and reserve your time slot in the tank!

Please, stop by; get tested and get dunked!



Soul Sisters Productions, LLC will produce the Rose Room's 3-20-16 Grand Opening event, "A Life For Lynn," a benefit for Portland bassist David Kahl and his wife Lynn, who suffers from advanced Multiple Sclerosis (see event details below).  

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“A Life
For Lynn” will feature an all-star musical line up including: Terry Robb w/Mary Flower and Alan Hagar; LaRhonda Steele and Louis “King Louie” Pain w/Arietta Ward & Brian Foxworth; Andy Stokes; Karen Lovely; the Lloyd Jones Struggle w/Mick Kashmir; Big Monti w/Rae Gordon; Ty Curtis w/special guest David K. Mathews (Santana keyboardist); Sonny Hess; Ken DeRouchie; The Knuckleheads w/special guest Curtis Salgado, and more!

David Kahl is a respected bassist who has worked with many top local blues artists, including Lloyd Jones, Ty Curtis, and the late Paul deLay. “A Life for Lynn" is a benefit event for the Kahls that will help raise funds for the care, equipment and housing that Lynn desperately needs. The benefit will be held at the March 20th Grand Opening of the Rose Room Bar & Grill


Soul Sisters Productions, LLC and the music community of Portland came together recently to support one of their own musicians, (Lisa Mann) and her cousin Aly and her family with a benefit to raise funds for Aly's end of life care. Fourteen year old Aly was born with a rare brain cancer (PNET) that she was battling since she was 2.

Aly captured the hearts of all of us who met her and even more from those who learned of her story, including Carlos Santana, who upon hearing about her courageous journey, donated a signed guitar for our auction. 




The benefit was a huge success and largely supported by our friends at the Trails End Saloon who graciously opened their doors to us for the benefit and KOIN 6 news who helped create awareness to their viewers.

Sadly Aly lost her battle on August 23rd. (See In Memoriam page)

Here are some links and video of the little girl who touched our hearts with her endless smile and huge hugs.  She will never be forgotten.



2014 Muddy Award Recipients Soul Sisters Productions, LLC is proud to be collaborating with Caring Ambassadors Program and MusiCares at this year's 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in promoting the HealthNet Pavilion.

Caring Ambassadors Program is a non-profit organization with a singular mission: to improve the lives of those affected by challenging health conditions through advocacy, information and support.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

MusiCares has been instrumental in helping Portland musicians such as Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, LaRhonda Steele and others. They've provided needed funds extremely quickly and with a minimum of red tape.

At this year’s blues festival, CAP will be celebrating their 10th year of providing free hepatitis C tests and sponsoring the Lions Club Testing Unit, which will be providing free screenings for glaucoma, hearing, blood pressure, and blood glucose (a test for diabetes) at the HealthNet Pavilion. On-site testing for Hep C near the stages will also be available for musicians who are performing and who are unable to get to the HealthNet Pavilion. In addition, MusiCares will be providing information and 12 step meetings for musicians and performers on site through the Safe Harbor room.

The free screenings at the Lions Club Testing Unit will be available to all, but Soul Sisters Productions would particularly like to encourage musicians--a group that tends to be under-tested--to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and to help create awareness for those who may be interested. Musicians are also encouraged to visit the adjoining MusiCares booth.

To arrange a private health screening during the festival, call: (503) 961-3920. More information can be found on the CAP and MusiCares websites.

"In 1988 I was diagnosed with Hep C, and by 2006 I was diagnosed with liver cancer. Hep C is the leading cause of liver cancer, which is the second-deadliest cancer. I strongly urge everyone to get tested while they can. The HealthNet Pavilion is an excellent opportunity to get that done.” —Curtis Salgado