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Play for J Music Benefit held all day Sunday

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 17:29:33-05

On Christmas morning, Jason Pierce was robbed, shot and left for dead after a night out in Baltimore. Thanks to his friends and the community, he's doing much better.

Tin Roof in Baltimore held a Play for J music benefit concert from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. More than a dozen artists signed up to play.

"It's just important for him to know that we're not going anywhere," said Jim Hickey, a member of the Solicitors. "It's not a one day thing. We're going to be here for the long run and I just hope he's doing great, and I'm happy for his recovery."

Before he was shot, Pierce could always be found playing with his band Troll Tribe and supporting other artists.

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"It's a tragedy and shouldn't happen to anybody, but it does," Hickey said. "That's why we've got to pull together and keep it real." 

You can find the GoFundMe for Pierce here.