|Dear friends, fans, and supporters –
Last week we told you about 91 year old blues legend Henry Gray, who lost his home in the Louisiana Flood, and how Music Maker stepped in to help. This week, we are asking for YOUR help.
Music Maker has created the Baton Rogue Musicians Fund (BRMF) in partnership with the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation. The fund will directly support musicians who have been impacted by the Louisiana Flood.
We have already learned of dozens of artists who need assistance, and are currently working to identify their needs and sending emergency relief. Some will have lost everything; most will have lost their source of income from regular gigs being disrupted. Emergency relief has already been sent down to Henry Gray, Lee Allen Zeno and Buckwheat Zydeco.
We need your support to make the biggest possible impact.
It is rare that we make a request with such urgency, but there is a great and immediate need for emergency relief for these musicians in Baton Rouge. Please give what you can, because, as Grammy winning artist Taj Mahal recently told us:
“These musicians are the foundation of all popular music in the world. When disaster turns on them it is not time to turn our backs. Let’s show them the respect!”