Monday, January 12, 2009

Road Trip!

This weekend Brian and I (Amber) traveled to Winchester, VA to join with our friends 8 Lives Spent for a benefit show at the Virginia Brewing Company. Proceeds from the show will go to buy space heaters for the Lakota Sioux people on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
We normally provide backpacks and school supplies to the children, but winters on the Rez are brutal with 40 below wind chills and blizzards. The people heat with propane on the rez which can be very expensive. The are given heating assistance but it is not enough to fill their tanks even once. When the propane is out, they often go without heat. Having an electric space heater in those times can be literally life-saving.
A big THANK YOU goes out to Brain Holt for organizing this event. Without his hard work this event would never have taken place. Because of his efforts, $1515.00 was raised to buy heaters!

Thanks also for each of the bands who willingly came and gave of their time and talent for this event.
Tom Fitzgerald
and legendary guitarist, Michael Fath
Thanks too to Jim Justice, owner of the Virginia Brewing Company for his generosity in providing the venue.

Old Town Winchester, VA

Arriving @ The Virginia Brewing Company

Haley and Brandy unloading

more unloading

the crowd

Brian Holt of 8 Lives Spent on drums

Brandy of 8 Lives Spent on guitar

Brandy of 8 Lives Spent

Joe of 8 Lives Spent on bass

Rob of 8 Lives Spent on guitar

Haley @ the Merch Table

Tom Fitzgerald

Brent Woodall and Naches Trace

some happy guys @ the bar who wanted their pic taken

Tom Fitzgerald talking to Jim Justice, ownder of the Virginia Brewing Company

Tom and Amber

legendary guitarist Michael Fath

8 Lives Spent's studio (Brian Holt, Cheryl Holt and Brian Buriff)

Thanks guys! It was an awesome weekend!

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