More young people are playing music thanks to Play It Forward!™
December 27, 2017
The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that it has presented several instruments to young people in the North Texas area over the past few months through the Play It Forward!™ Instrument Lending Program.
Audrey Fields, an 8-year-old from Waxahachie, is teaming up with her sister, 6-year-old Madelyn Fields, to learn to play fiddle on instruments provided by our program. Their mother and father, Lori and Jason Fields, are members of our bluegrass community and are musicians as well, and they are excited that their daughters want to learn to play.
Jacob Jander of Irving, Texas is anxious to develop his flatpicking skills using the vintage Alvarez acoustic guitar provided by our program. He said that he’s already learned most of the chords to his favorite bluegrass gospel tune, This World Is Not My Home, and he’s ready to learn more bluegrass tunes. And John Puetz of Dallas was excited to start learning to play bluegrass banjo on the Gretsch five-string banjo provided by the program in December.
As always, we are thrilled to be able to help deserving young people who want to be a part of our bluegrass music community. We sincerely appreciate all of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation supporters who make a difference and find a way to do good for so many fine young people.