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Red Deer charity donates guitars to kids | CTV News

Check out this news article from CTV News highlighting what we do!

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/red-deer/red-deer-charity-donates-guitars-to-kids-1.4522048


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October 12, 2018

You can now purchase tickets to win a Ricky Skaggs signed Beaver Creak Mandolin. Draw will be on December 31, 2018. Check out the poster to the right by clicking on the images for full details. You can also learn more about Ricky Skaggs below.


  Ricky Skaggs,

Born July 18, 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, stands out as one of the greatest country singers and musicians of recent decades, a musical prodigy who started out backing up greats like Bill Monroe and Emmylou Harris before breaking out as a star in his own right during the 1980s. In recent years, assuming the role of elder statesman of country music, Skaggs has sought to keep alive and pass on the great bluegrass tradition he inherited.

“I feel like my mission in life is to introduce a new generation of listeners to this music,” he said in a recent interview. “I’m always conscious and mindful that there’s a lot of people sitting out there listening to me that don’t know where this music came from. So it’s important to me to introduce them to Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanleys and Monroes, and show people where the music came from, talk about ’em, talk about the sacrifice that they made riding around in a station wagon, or six people deep in an old limousine riding around the country.

Ricky Skaggs has 19 recorded hits that made the top ten in the U.S. & Canada, plus many more in the top 100.  Some of these include Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You, Heartbroke, I Wouldn’t Change You If I Could, Highway 40 Blues, Don’t Cheat In Our Hometown & Cajun Moon
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Courtesy of Skaggs Family Records / RS Entertainment[1]
https://www.biography.com/people/ricky-skaggs-20638885
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Skaggs


September 7, 2018

The Red Deer Advocate interviewed us to help spread the word about what we are wanting to achieve. Read the article here: Getting guitars to kids in need


September 7, 2018

We were interviewed by the Red Deer Express highlighting what our goal is. You can check out the article here: GuitarZ for KidZ provides guitars to eligible local musicians


September 4, 2018

Thank you to all those who came out to our fundraiser! We received 6 donated guitars and raised over $300. Check out our Facebook page to see more: https://www.facebook.com/1039103779575454/photos/a.1052113831607782/1120912838061214/?type=3&theater


September 1, 2018

We are having a fundraiser from 12-4  For more details click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/594125550988329/


August 4, 2018

Check out this Facebook link of Ricky Skaggs signing our Beaver Creek mandolin.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1091326884353143&id=1039103779575454


July 6, 2018

Check out our interview with Zed 99 here! https://soundcloud.com/zeds-morning-crew/guitarz-for-kidz

Just makin’ music wherever we go!

Thank you for supporting GuitarZ For KidZ. Your contributions will allow us to continue to nourish the next generation of musicians.
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