Healing through new music: Instruments head to western Kentucky

RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) — Countless numbers of donations from across the country poured into western Kentucky right after December’s deadly tornado outbreak.

And even nevertheless it is been three months, the guidance for those people who have misplaced every little thing carries on.

WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour host, Michael Johnathon, place a contact out over the airwaves for any all and devices to make their way to Kentucky.

Johnathon’s target was to produce therapeutic to tornado victims via music.

Monthly bill Hudson and Al Coffey were being just two of the quite a few who answered Johnathon’s connect with. The pair drove additional than 300 miles from Roanoke, Virginia, to Currier’s Tunes Earth in Richmond.

“What we’re executing is bringing instruments for all those that have dropped so a lot mainly because of the tornado,” Hudson claimed.

They dropped off about 50 musical instruments.

Coffey included, “We’ve got two sets of drums, two accordions, 3 big keyboards, we have a hammered dulcimer of all matters.”

It is their way of serving to the hundreds of households nonetheless picking up the parts.

Cathy Currier, owner of Currier’s Audio Earth, wasted no time to sign up for in on Johnathon’s request. She’s been fixing the devices that have been donated to make guaranteed they are in superior condition for the families they’re going to.

“It’s scary. I imply nevertheless have once in a while have a nightmare about a twister. I just cannot picture what individuals people today are working with. It’s unreal. So, when Michael reported let us do this, I reported yea it’s the least we can do,” Currier stated.

Johnathon stated this is the ideal way musicians can help. “We just can’t rewire streetlights and we can’t fix streets, but we can restore the soundtrack of western Kentucky, that front porch songs.”

Far more than 400 instruments from Rhode Island, Virginia, and even Alaska have been donated.

Guitars, pianos, drums, violins, and dozens of wind devices will now have a new household in western Kentucky.

Johnathon claimed the message is “not even a twister can rob the joy of the human spirit primarily when songs and track is nevertheless alive and very well.”

These instruments will be distributed to people in Dawson Springs, Mayfield, and Owensboro.

If you have devices to donate, WoodSongs will be in the parking lot in entrance of Lexington’s Bryan Station Koger at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17.