I thought to myself the other day wouldn’t it be great to put our unused iPods to good use the while chatting with Music Heals co-founder Chris Brandt. Chris explained to me that music therapy and music therapists were often in need of simply more iPods for their patients to listen to.
Starting today I am collecting any old or used iPods and MP3 players for Music Heals. The Music Heals foundation will give the iPods to young children in hospital care and the elders at nursing homes. In return for your donation you will receive free admission to a concert of mine and be entered in a draw for a chance to win a free House Concert from myself. If you are from the Vancouver area or if you are not able to make it to a show in the East, your donation will still count towards an entry for the House Concert.
The campaign starts today, please consult the list of shows below, in the case of some shows where I’m not in charge of the cover charge or the show is already free etc, any iPod donation will receive a free copy of my record “If Baby Could Walk” as well as being entered into the House Concert draw.
*July 25 – Windsor, ON – Walkermole w/ Leighton Bain and Pat Robitaille
**July 26 – Chatham, ON – Smith & Wilson Winery w/ Tanya Davis *tickets
July 27 – London, ON – London Music Club w/ Bryce Jardine
July 28 – Kitchener, ON – Little Bean Coffee Bar
*July 30 – Guelph, ON – Manhattans Music Club w/ Ambre McLean
July 31 – Toronto, ON – The Central
August 1 – Peterborough, ON – The Spill
**August 2 – Ottawa, ON – The Mercury Lounge w/ Lindsay Ferguson
August 4 – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi
August 5 – Quebec, QC – Cafe Babylone
* Free CD will be given as there is no entrance fee for show.
**Free CD will be given instead of free admission to the show as ticket sales are not under my control