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Blind Pilot Finds its Way to Boise

Saturday, Dec. 15 at Knitting Factory


Indie-folk band Blind Pilot is known as much for its altruistic pursuits as frontman Israel Nebeker's acoustic hymns. The Portland, Ore., band once completed a West Coast tour on bicycles, spurred by environmental concerns. And Saturday, Dec. 15, the band's charitable inclinations bring it back to Boise.

This weekend, the band will perform at 94.9 FM, The River's Concert For a Cause. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales benefits the Women's and Children's Alliance and there will also be live and silent auctions, including a turntable and vinyl package donated by the Record Exchange. Money raised will help the organization's efforts to provide services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates an emergency shelter and two transitional homes, as well as provides counseling and court advocacy.

Blind Pilot shares the stage with opener Allen Stone from Washington.