Musicians come together to raise money for Winchester guitar shop

WINCHESTER, Ky. (FOX 56 / WKYT) – Aisley Autumn, a native of Nicholasville, began her Monday night singing at the Acoustic Guitar Project’s annual concert.

“It was really fun because due to the time constraints on some nights I would stay up late trying to write the song. In order not to wake up my family, I wrote the song in my laundry room and came up with different melodies, ”said Autumn.

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Autumn joined five other musicians from central Kentucky. Your mission through the project: a guitar, a week, a song. It’s a concept that was launched a few years ago by New York musician Dave Adams. The idea has spread all over the world.

Trish Torline organized the project in Winchester and challenged artists to spend a week with a guitar, write an original acoustic song and, when finished, give it to another musician.

Even more than showcasing local talent, this year’s proceeds will help a Winchester business owner.

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“We were able to use this to support a program called Guitars for Kids. It’s the brainchild of RS Guitarworks and you may have seen it on Facebook, but they were devastated by the flood a few weeks ago, ”said Torline.

Every year, co-owners Roy Bowen and Scott Leedy give children in need guitars for Christmas. Even after losing 80% of their inventory, they are determined to make the project a reality.

Torline said they raised enough money for the guitars and now she’s hoping to give something back to the owners who have already given so much.

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“Pray about it, think about it, and if you can, donate to RS Guitarworks. I mean your shop is gutted, ”said Torline.

If you would like to donate to the guitar shop, you can click here.

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