WoodSongs volunteers refurbish and inventory all donated instruments at Currier’s Music World in Richmond, Ky [click to view photos]
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 27, 2022) – Folksinger Michael Johnathon and the WoodSongs broadcast wants to help restore the music of Appalachia’s front porches after torrential rains washed away homes, businesses, bridges and, for many, music instruments in communities of eastern Kentucky. WoodSongs will replace musical instruments for FREE for any person or organization affected by the floods.
Any resident of the flooded areas in Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Johnson, Pike may come and receive FREE replacement guitars, banjos, fiddles, dulcimers, band instruments and more while supplies last. It is recommended you visit WoodSongs.com/flood to reserve your request.
The distribution date to deliver instruments has been arranged for Saturday, October 29 at the Knott County Central High School parking lot (76 Patriot Lane, Hindman, KY 41822) from 1-5pm ET. Any resident of the flooded areas in Knott, Letcher, Johnson, Pike, Perry, or Breathitt counties can come and receive FREE replacement guitars, banjos, fiddles, dulcimers, band instruments while supplies last. It is recommended you visit WoodSongs.com/flood to reserve your request.
This past March the WoodSongs completed a similar project for the communities destroyed by tornadoes in western Kentucky, collecting nearly 1,000 musical instruments from across America for musicians in Mayfield, Dawson Springs and other regions in Western Kentucky (woodsongs.com/tornado).
“I believe that love is the greatest transaction of the arts, it drives everything we do, everything we create and everything we feel,” Johnathon said. “This is a time to put our politics, opinions and divisions aside and be loving neighbors to those in real, actual need. Let’s not underestimate the comfort music and art can bring to families and neighbors in a time of great loss. When the time is right, we will be there.”