Mike "Rabs" Rabideaux Benefit

I'll be joining Brother Jon Band and many other musicians to pay tribute to Brother Jon's brother Mike “Rabs” Rabideaux at Bird's Bar in Superior next Friday night (August 4). Everything gets underway at 6:00 and music starts around 8:00 p.m.

Rabs died unexpectedly at his home this past month in Superior. He and I were lifelong friends and musical compatriots. Rabs and I shared a stage many times from my college days to the fairly recent past and I especially remember the time we played the joint graduation party that I and my sister had in 1989 (details are only shared via the oral tradition). Rabs was always on the groove and was serious in his intent when it came to music. We shared a love of Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive, Michael Franks “The Art of Tea”, all things Frank Zappa and far too many other mutual interests to recount in a blog post. He was and is my brother. 

Rabs passing may have hit me pretty hard, but it has been even harder on his immediate family/clan - his daughter Mariah, Brother Jon and not least of all his significant other Lou Ann. They are now left to pick up the pieces and resolve his final affairs.

Accordingly, I am asking for your support. If you can't attend the fundraiser show at Bird's and can contribute to the family, all tips into my website tip jar (under the “shows” tab) will be provided to the family to help cover final expenses. Alternately, here is the GoFundMe link:

Fundraiser by Mariah Rabideaux : Mike Rabideaux “Rabs” Funeral-Memorial Cost (gofundme.com)

Thanks in advance to anyone that can contribute. PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL.

R.I.P. Rabs



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