Karl Hendricks is well known in this community as the talented leader of the internationally known Karl Hendricks Trio, the owner of Sound Cat Records in Bloomfield, a former English instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and a family man.
He is also known as an incredibly soft-spoken, thoughtful and unassuming guy.
Sadly, he’s been battling oral cancer this year and has been unable to work.
In light of that, his friends have launched a GiveForward campaign to help Karl and his family get through the hard time and the medical bills.
“He’s a quiet guy, not one to draw attention to himself and certainly not a person who is comfortable asking for help in this fashion,” Jon Solomon writes on the GiveForward page. “His friends however aren’t as reserved.”
Along with the online campaign, there will be a series of benefit shows featuring friends and artists that Karl has worked with, including members of Silkworm and Scrawl:
Aug. 22 at Brillobox: Line Forms, Tim Midyett (Bottomless Pit/Silkworm), DAMA/LIBRA, Andy Cohen (Bottomless Pit/Silkworm), The Gotobeds, Carousel. $10 or more.
Aug. 23 at 2950 N High Street, Columbus: Marcy Mays (Scrawl), Sue Harshe (Scrawl/Ft Shame), Andy Cohen (Bottomless Pit/Silkworm), Tim Midyett (Bottomless Pit/Silkworm), Kyle Sowash, Lizard McGee (Earwig), more. $7.
Sept. 27 at Modern Formations: Readings by Jason Baldinger, Kris Collins, Jerome Crooks, Lori Jakiela, Jeff Martin, Dave Newman, Bobby Pajich, Scott Silsbe. Hosted by Red Bob. Karl’s short story chapbook “Stan Getz Isn’t Coming Back” will be repressed in an edition of 100 copies for this reading. $7/sliding scale.