WoodSongs will collect and distribute musical instruments to EKY communities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — WoodSongs, a broadcasting company, and folksinger Michael Johnathon have teamed up to restore music in post-flood Appalachia.

Musical instruments of all kinds are collected until Friday, September 30. Once the instruments have been inspected, polished and refurbished, they will be distributed free of charge to any person or organization affected by the floods.

“I believe love is the greatest transaction in the arts, it drives everything we do, everything we create, and everything we feel,” Johnathon said in a press release. “Now is the time to put aside our politics, opinions and divisions and be loving neighbors to those who really need it. Let’s not underestimate the comfort that music and art can bring to families and neighbors in times of great loss. When the time is right, we will be there.

WoodSongs is asking for donations of trumpets, trombones, flutes, drums, clarinets, guitars, banjos, violins, mandolins, keyboards, basses, electric instruments, amps or more. You can bring your donated instrument to any of the locations listed below or ship it directly to Currier’s Music World in Richmond by Friday, September 30:

Main place of deposit and shipment:

  • THE MUSIC WORLD OF CURRIER
    292 S 2nd Street.
    Richmond, Kentucky 40475
    Phone: (859) 623-6010
    * include ‘WoodSongs Flood Relief’ on packaging

Additional drop off locations:

  • KENTUCKY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
    2590 Richmond Street
    Mount Vernon, KY 40456
    Phone: (606) 256-1000
  • KENTUCKY TRADITIONAL MUSIC CENTER
    Morehead State University
    186 East First Street
    Morehead, Kentucky 40351
    Phone: (606) 783-9001
  • KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF BLUEGRASS AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC
    danger community college
    A community college reader
    Hazard, KY 41701
    Telephone (606) 4387-3630
  • LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
    1733 Russell Cave Road.
    Lexington, Kentucky 40505
    Phone: (859) 231-500
  • MOUNTAIN MUSIC EXCHANGE
    5171 N Mayo Trail
    Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
    Phone: (606) 437-5551
  • MOUNTAIN HEALTH
    1 Civic, Center Plaza
    Huntington, West Virginia 25701
    Phone: (304) 696-5990
  • MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER
    50 Hal Rogers Drive
    Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    Telephone: (606) 886-2623

The instrument delivery date has been set for Saturday, October 29 in the Knott County Central High School parking lot from 1-5 p.m. Any resident of flooded areas in Knott, Letcher, Johnson, Pike, Perry, or Breathitt counties can attend and receive free replacement instruments while supplies last.


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