Josh Lorimer was diagnosed with a fatal kidney disease FSGS at the age of 26. Over the past few months, his blood pressure has been out of control and his kidney function has diminished to as low as 6%.
Doctors, Nurses and staff t have controlled these issues time and time again and Josh is now beginning dialysis and getting on the transplant list. Unfortunately he has been unable to work during this time and the medical bills and living expenses are adding up.
The Josh Lorimer Benefit will feature a night of music from Hector Anchando, Kethro & Dojorok, Madness Apparatus, and School Of Rock Featuring Lux Revival; poetry from Withlove Felicia, Justin Pensive Gilbreath, Mandy Morgan, and Trac Schacht; comedy from Nick Allen; live visual art from Gerard Pefung, Shawn Muthaflusha, and Brian Tait, and more. Friends and family hope to raise enough money to see him through this time, and help ease some of the financial burden until he can get on disability and hopefully soon after - begin working and living a full life again.
Born just right of the Great Plains in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in the hills of the Ozark Mountains near Salem, Missouri where the verdant grassy hills and trees stretched for miles, this Missouri farm boy has been has been rapidly emerging as one of the mid-western blues artists to watch for. His influences range from Stevie Ray Vaughn and John Lee Hooker to the stories told by legendary country players like Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash.
He's been writing and performing since he picked up his first guitar when he was sixteen, playing shows for family, friends, pageants, premier concert halls, festivals, live radio, and live television. After graduating high school he moved back to Omaha to pursue his career and in 2000 he started the band Anchondo, named his namesake. With his band he toured the country playing thousands of shows and also putting out four albums and an EP. Hector also performed many times in the prestigious South By Southwest music festival, as well as, several times on the Vans Warped Tour. Hector is living out his love of music with the Blues.
Hector Anchondo is truly one of those rare talents and when you catch one of his shows you can easily see why, all the while getting lost in the passion that comes through his warm voice permeating the air, the energy he projects toward the crowd, his intricate guitar work, and from the vivid lyrical visuals he creates. Hector is well on his way to being up there with the best of them and his dedication, love of writing, and performing will surely lead the way.