Thank you to everyone that came out for our benefit for Nepal. We were able to raise $360 for RESTORATION KHOKANA. That money is going directly into rebuilding in the village of Khokana where 80% of the houses were rendered unlivable. We learned that many organizations such as The Red Cross, only send a small percentage of the money they raise to Khokana. We also learned that the dome housing being provided can only be used in short term. Because of this, Prasha Maharjan and her husband set up Restoration Khokana in the wake of the devastation to create more longterm and sustainable solutions. So far they have raised over $6,000 and hope to reach their goal of $25,000. 100% of this money goes directly into rebuilding Khokana. If you would like to show your support, then please visit the official Restoration Khokana page and Go Fund Me links below.
Had a lot of fun rockin' it at Founders Brewing Co. last night. It was great to play for a crowd of fresh ears and meet lots of new peeps. Huge thanks to the Valentiger boys for thinking of me and inviting me out for this one. I also want to acknowledge the Founders team for taking such good care of all of the musicians. Keep up the excellent work and I'll be seeing you soon.
I'm in Kalamazoo today to play a benefit for Follow the Buffalo, Inc. It's a charitable non-profit organization that donates funds, materials, and other items and services, primarily to the Oglala Lakota community on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
"Our interest is in supporting the preservation of culture, language, and ceremonies to strengthen communities, families and individuals as they cope with the aftermath of colonization and the reservation system."
For this event, we'll be performing songwriters in the round. This means we share the stage with a couple other songwriters and take turns playing a song. It's a style of performing that I don't get to take part in very often, but this is the best kind of space to do it in. There will be three sets throughout the evening. Musicians include:
Rachele Eve Guastella
O Cigano Baggs
A special opening round set by:
TREX ROTH, CARTER & JOEL PIXLEY-FINK!
It all starts at 8PM at Old Dog Tavern.
The suggested Donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
More details here: