On April 20th, Police guitarist Andy Summers will join fellow musicians to the lineup of a benefit concert called ‘Play It Forward.’ The concert will be held in Santa Rosa, California, and is in response to the recent wildfires in Northern California.
Presented by Guitar Player magazine, the show will feature performances from one-time Michael Jackson touring guitarist, Jennifer Batten, as well as Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns. Add to that, a variety of respected musicians, you’ve got a must see show.
Set to be held at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, the show will be holding an auction to sell off a number of guitars signed by the likes of Toto’s Steve Lukather, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, and Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss.
Many musicians lost everything in the wildfires, and without their instruments it obviously takes away the ability to play, and more importantly, make a living. In a fantastic gesture, Guitar Player has said that it will be giving away guitars to musicians who lost instruments in the disaster. You can find out more about the instrument giveaway by visiting GuitarPlayer.com.
As well as benefitting musicians, proceeds from the fund rasier will also go to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, and the Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund.
In related Andy Summers news. He has a new exhibit of photographs has has taken called “The Bones of Chuang Tzu.” The exhibit will take place this coming Monday, April 16th, and will be held at The Gallery at Leica Store in San Francisco. The Police axe-man will also make a personal appearance at the exhibit, and will be at the gallery on Wednesday, April 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.