Donations of instruments arriving by truck for musicians in western Ky.
RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – Two weeks ago, we told you how Michael Johnathon, the founder of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, is leading the effort to collect musical instruments and send them to the western region. of Kentucky to replace instruments that were destroyed or lost in tornadoes.
Since the spread of our story, more than a hundred instruments have been donated from all parts of the country. A woman even wanted to offer a piano of 800 pounds!
These musical instruments can be found in Richmond, in the basement of Currier’s Music World.
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“I got checks and instruments from Indiana, Idaho, Washington state, Tennessee,” owner Cathy Currier said.
The instruments arrived by truck.
Michael Johnathon wants to replace instruments lost or destroyed by tornadoes and deliver those that are slightly used. It is his belief that music can heal.
Currier will tune and chain everything before heading west.
Currier knows that if you’ve lost everything, getting an instrument isn’t a top priority, but she thinks it’s a priority.
“These are not your basic needs, but they are there for your emotional needs,” said Currier.
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