Rage Against the Machine 's Tom Morello is among the musicians scheduled to perform this Friday at the second annual benefit concert for Jail Guitar Doors USA , a charity that seeks to help rehabilitate prisoners by giving them access to musical instruments. The show is scheduled for this Friday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, California.
The event was curated by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer , who co-founded the Jail Guitar Doors USA organization in 2009 with British singer Billy Bragg . The concert also will feature performances by Ben Harper , singer/songwriter Jill Sobule , Jackson Browne , and Los Angeles-based psychedelic-rock group White Fence , among others. Comic Dana Gould will emcee the festivities.
The original Jail Guitar Doors charity was launched in 2007 in the U.K. by Bragg in honor of late Clash frontman Joe Strummer . The organization gets its name from a Clash song Strummer wrote about Kramer's own prison experiences.
The show will take place at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, California. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org , with prices running from $35 for general admission to $150 for reserved seating.