Marty Grebb Family Fund
January 2020- UPDATE:
All of us at Sweet Relief are heartbroken over the recent loss of close friend & client, Marty Grebb. Marty was an extraordinary musician & songwriter who got his start as a member of The Buckinghams in the mid-60’s & went on to play with Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton & many others. We started working with him in early 2015, shortly after his cancer diagnosis, and over the past 5 years Marty became much more than a client. He was a dear friend who was not afraid to be vulnerable about the various challenges he faced in both his personal and professional life. Despite these challenges he remained generous, always interested in how we were doing as individuals or thinking of ways that he could support Sweet Relief as an organization. He had this wonderfully deep voice that exuded a warmth & calm that would just wash over you. When it came to music, Marty had stories for days, whether it was about coming up in the vibrant blues scene of Chicago in the 60’s, touring with so many great artists over the last five decades or the many projects he was working on in the present. We miss you & love you Marty.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & close friends during this most difficult time.
Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund was contacted by several music industry friends of composer, sax player, vocalist, keyboard player and multi-talented musician Marty Grebb. Marty’s friends and fellow musicians are committed to raising funds to support this brilliant musician and great guy in his time of financial need. Marty’s career in music has been unique in every way: he has played, composed and sung vocals with such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, John Lennon, Etta James, Vince Gill, Bernie Taupin, Olivia Newton-John, Taj Mahal, Roseanne Cash, the Band, Chicago, BB King, and the Buckinghams. Marty has undergone numerous surgeries and medical treatments, and the portion of the charges that Medicare does not cover have exhausted his ability to pay with his earnings as a working musician. It is our intention to support Marty with his unpaid medical bills and with urgent living expenses.