Hey guitar lovers, check out the raffle from Peace Talk Radio Paul Ingles (co-founder, producer, editor, and host of the series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution).
Paul wrote to me to ask for little help on a raffle of a multiple-autographed guitar with some cool signatures- John Prine, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, Steve Earle and more.
The non-profit organization Paul set up in 2003 to produce the radio series PEACE TALKS RADIO is, like a lot of non-profits, struggling a bit in the post-recession climate. As a result of the economic uncertainties, one of their major grants wasn't renewed, another is in jeopardy. So they've had to get creative on fund-raising ideas and the raffle for this celebrity musician-signed guitar is their latest hope. Even if the guitar is not something you'd think you'd keep if you won, consider gifting it to a musician friend OR putting it on eBay where I'm guessing it could sell for $1000 or perhaps much more. $20 isn't much to help continue a radio program and website devoted to non-partisan talk about peace and maybe win this or one of the other cool prizes. I hope you'll follow the links and get a ticket or two or three today. It's easy with the Paypal links.
PS I met Paul in Albuquerque, NM during a Folk Alliance conference in 1998, at the time he was producing a holiday CD called ‘Do You Hear What I Hear’ with Judy Collins as the host. My version of “Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is on the CD and plays every holiday season on NPR stations.