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Lukas Nelson, James Bay Auction Autographed Guitars To Benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
What do Lukas Nelson, Joan Jett and James Bay have in common? Rolling Stone's new IGTV series, "In My Room," presented by Gibson, featured all three incredible guitar slingers this week. Even better, fans can now bid on guitars autographed by each of the artists with the proceeds going to benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Releif Fund.
Guitar afficionados will appreciate the offerings. Nelson has autographed a Gibson Les Paul Junior in vintage sunburst and Bay has signed a Epiphone 1966 Century in cherry. You can get details and place your bid on eiher here. You can also learn more about Jett's signature Gibson ES 339 in wine red that went up first for auction here.
Gibson Les Paul Junior in Vintage Sunburst
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Nelson and Bay appeared earlier this week on "In My Room," and Jett will perform today at 3:00 PM ET. Past performers on the seiries include ncluding Brian Wilson, Angélique Kidjo, John Fogerty, Nicole Atkins, Yola and Graham Nash. You can catch all the action at Rolling Stone's IG page.
“Gibson Guitars and Rolling Stone have been partners for over fifty years, so it seems natural to take our partnership to a new creative level for our fans during this challenging time,” said James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson. “Along with our iconic artists, we are proud to support MusiCares through our Gibson Gives movement at such a pivotal time for musicians and the music industry.”
Established by the Recording Academy and MusiCares, the COVID-19 Releif Fund to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Thanks to support from various artists, organizations and charites, the fund has raised over $10 million so far, but much more is needed.
"About a month ago, we launched ‘In My Room’ as a way to foster greater connection between Rolling Stone fans and the artists they admire most,” said Gus Wenner, President and COO of Rolling Stone. “We found the perfect partner in Gibson, who similarly believes that music brings people comfort, and provides a welcome distraction and powerful message, particularly during stressful times in our society. We're thrilled to partner with the Gibson team and three extraordinary artists to give back to the music community through MusiCares at a moment when it’s needed most."
Bidding for the autographed guitars is open on CharityBuzz.com until Friday, May 8 at 3:00 PM ET. To check out the guitars and place your bid, visit the auction website.
Learn more about how you can donate to or apply for assistance via the Recording Academy's and MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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