Last year I gave to the Alabama Blues Project. Three pieces for their auction.
They asked me again this year. I'm giving them an all new SRV and a similar B.B. King.
I like giving to charity, not straight money, but my work, my time, my self. I feel like I'm connecting more with them, hooking into the humanity of the effort, acknowledging the reality. I don't know if the people who win my pieces at auction feel that way, as most have gone for quite a bit less than what I sell them. But out there somewhere will be on somebody's wall or in someone's closet a piece of me that meant they gave to the cause. They gave hard.
DONATED - 08/25/09