Bear Bones, Wildwood Holler! and Dead Water Society will play at
Avogadro’s Number not only to share the love of music, but also to
promote abortion rights. Starting at 9 p.m. today, the music will
“We’ve got soulful rockin’ rhythm and blues, and even a little
country twang,” said Steve Thompson, guitarist for Bear Bones.
Thompson, who is driven by classic rock but also plays jam-based
material, is glad to spread the word about abortion rights.
“(Pro-choice CSU) is a good cause. It’s an issue that there
needs to be a high level of awareness about. It’s really pertinent
to today,” Thompson said. “Music is yet another medium of
communication. We’re sharing an idea through a medium that is
really pure. It should be a nice night of music.”
Along with Bear Bones, Wildwood Holler! will emerge from the
depths of the Fort Collins forest to appear at Avogadro’s Number to
jam and promote abortion rights.
“We’re an acoustic trio that plugs in. We’ll play bluegrass
tunes, but we also are big into the group improvisation thing,” he
said. “We love to play out and share our music, and folks can meet
others that are active in the pro-choice movement, they’ll have a
great time, why shouldn’t they come out?”
Pro-Choice CSU, an active group on campus for the past three
years, is sponsoring the concert. Pro-Choice CSU is hoping to raise
between $500 and $700.
“It is important for us to make the campus and the community
aware of the current state of reproductive rights and the current
threats to reproductive rights,” said Britteny Cioni,
co-chairperson for Pro-Choice CSU. The organization is raising
money to send members to Washington, D.C., on April 25 for a
national march to promote women’s choice.
“It is important to send a clear and strong message to the
current administration and everyone running for office this fall
that we will no longer tolerate the threats to choice,” Cioni
But some people are against the group’s message.
Colorado Right to Life Committee is a branch of the National
Right to Life organization. CRLC is planning to participate in
“Life Chain,” a nationwide anti-abortion event, with its Colorado
segment taking place in Pueblo.
“It’s a very sad, sad thing,” said Colorado Right to Life
Committee President Diane Hochevar, of the benefit concert and the
march on April 25. “It’s hideous that they would march to try and
keep abortion legal. It surprises me that they call themselves
In Larimer County, others continue daily protest against
“We continue to protest, picket and pray at the abortion clinic
two days a week, which is where the damage is being done,” said
Rosemary Van Gorder, Larimer County spokesperson for CRLC.