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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Musicians In Need of Help

I normally do not do this...but my son, MG (music guy), asked for some help for one of his bands...Please read, if you are so inclined, and check out the links. This band is one of the "good guys", says my son. He's been sharing links to Zach's music for quite awhile, now...and I really love his honky tonk sound. 


Musicians in need of help....

Below, you will find a link to Zach Williams and The Bellows. This is one of my son's bands (Music Guy). As many of you know, it takes a lot to "make it" in the music industry...lots of travel and little money. When something happens to one of the instruments, it can be devastating. Well....that's what happened to the bassist (upright). Somehow, during the trip between shows, Ben Mars' 150 year-old bass was damaged. The repairs will run almost $4000... MG sent me a link and has posted this link on FB...These really great guys (according to MG) are asking for donations to help with the repairs. As they say, even $1 will help. Watch the music video of this group...listen to the YouTube video by the bass player...and if you are so inclined, please help by sending, via the paypal account, a dollar or two. 
Thank you,
Jane (MG's mom)


Here's a link to one of their songs...I LOVE it!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vimeo.com%2F20775676&h=bad8eZ3-4ld3bhaDMF5fVnyo7_w
(note from MG to me...when I could not get the video to play properly...
  ( the band defaulted it to be in HD. See the blue HD on the bottom right corner next to the full screen tab? Click that to turn HD off and it will load faster and shouldn't be all jumpy.)


And here is the link to the YouTube video of the bass player's request. This is a legitimate request... My son has vouched for it...
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De74UNfrmNqE&h=bad8e

To donate...
http://bit.ly/PaypalDonate

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

MG here! To anyone who sees this and donates or passes it along to others, or even just checks out the band's music, thank you! Zach is just a good ol' Southern kid from Georgia who went to school in Florida, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters. Great guy who works full time at his church in the music program, then does the band in their spare time.

You can also download two songs (a live recording of "You Can Be All Kinds Of Emotional" and an acoustic version of the song "Take Care") for free off his Bandcamp page here:

http://zachwilliams.bandcamp.com/

These are just great folks who are all about community and family, with a passion for music. Hope you enjoy their music, even if you can't/don't donate!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My husband is really into music. I will bookmark this and show it to him this weekend :D I hope Zach can get his bass fixed!

Shellbelle said...

This is such a nice way to help a struggling musician and I hope he reaches his goal and have the needed repairs done to this 150-year-old bass. I posted the link on Facebook.

Hugs