We Done Did It!
OUR PROJECT IS CONCLUDED. All 700+ instruments have been distributed to folks in Mayfield, Dawson Springs and Owensboro. Thank you all who have so generously helped make this possible!
HEAR the national NPR feature (airdate Sunday March 27) CLICK HERE
NOTE: the communities along tornado alley are STILL hurting, STILL struggling and STILL trying to put their families, lives and businesses together. I didn’t want to show more negative photos of the tornado destruction, still breathtaking in damage and scope. Keep these folks in your hearts and thoughts.
By making WoodSongs possible you helped make the WoodSongs Tornado Project a success
“The response I hear about all of the instruments WoodSongs provided is over the top! What a blessing you have been to so many music loving west Kentuckians! I send you heartfelt thanks from all of us – May God bless you always!” Mayor Kathy O’Nan in Mayfield
Dear Friends, I believe that love is the greatest transaction of the arts, it drives everything we do, everything we create and everything we feel. Thank you to all the music stores, Cathy Currier, Jason Ashcraft, the newspapers, TV and radio stations, the WoodSongs and SongFarmers community and the people of western Kentucky for letting us get these instruments to folk in tornado alley. Michael email@example.com
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? CLICK HERE
Listen to the NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO broadcast from Sunday March 20, 2022
WATCH Gov. Beshear supporting the WoodSongs Tornado Project click here
READ the project recap in the TIMES LEDGER click here
READ the project recap in the MURRAY LEDGER click here
READ the WKU Bowling Green story click here
WATCH the WEVV 44NEWS NBC story click here
READ the MESSENGER-ENQUIRER story click here
WATCH the TRISTATE NEWS story click here
WATCH the WPSD TV News story click here
WATCH the Spectrum News story click here
WATCH the story of LEX18 NBC click here
READ the story in the MURRAY LEDGER click here
HEAR the Public Radio story on WKYU FM click here
READ the story in NAMM Magazine click here
READ the story in SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE click here
READ the story in SAMARITAN MAGAZINE click here
WATCH the story on SPECTRUM NEWS click here
WATCH the news story on WBKO-ABC TV click here
WATCH the news story on WKYT-CBS TV click here
Thank you to all of our Music Stores who helped collect instruments, we appreciate you!
Especially Cathy Currier CURRIER’s MUSIC WORLD Richmond KY, plus THE MANDOLIN STORE Goodlettsville, TN, MOM’S MUSIC 1900 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY, BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM OWENSBORO, KY, MAXWELL’S HOUSE OF MUSIC Jeffersonville, IN, MUSICIAN’S PRO Bowling Green, KY, WASHINGTON, DC: HOUSE OF MUSICAL TRADITIONS Takoma Park, MD
“THANK YOU” AIN’T GOOD ENOUGH when you consider the absolutely massive effort that it took to deliver hundreds of music instruments from around the country.
Artists like Rhonda L Vincent, Tommy Emmanuel, Darin Aldridge and Brooke Justice Aldridge, Billy Dean, Exile and others voices their support publicly.I can’t list everybody in this little post but I certainly have to include Catherine Currier (world’s bestest music store) Jason Ashcraft (world’s bestest PR dude) Douglas Lewis and Danny Loevenguth (world’s bestest Truck co-pilots) Madison Sutton (world’s bestest project organizer) Melissa (world’s bestest music instrument hand out person and twins wrangler) Karyn Czar Cheri Lawson Wendy Barnett Jim Monaghan and Jack Pattie (world’s bestest radio folks) Caleb & Makayla (world’s bestest 7-year-olds constantly tugging on daddy’s shirt trying to talk to him while he’s busy doing 100 other things at the same time twins) Perry Brake (world’s bestest SongFarmer instrument collector) Brian Penix and Tommy Emmanuel (world’s bestest at being the bestest) Linda Griffin Slagel and Roy Noble (world’s bestest KENTUCKY hometown water company and arts supporters)
Honestly, there are so many others this list would go on and on so let me just say a huge thank you to everyone including all the music stores, Martin Guitars, D’Addario, Dan Swain at the Newport Folk Festival, everybody at the distribution points in Mayfield, DAWSON SPRINGS in Owensboro, all the folks in the media that were so generous with their airtime. You helped make a lot of people who lost everything they had in the massive tornado storms of December very happy.
And you helped us build a musical front porch around the world …
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Vincent Van Gogh