Sam Roberts Band have supported our charity since the very beginning first with a Comfort Doll photo (HERE) and then with donating guitar strings, and this time, James Hall got in on the action and donated his bass strings as well!
Sam Roberts Band was playing Vancouver at the Orpheum theatre, 8 yrs almost to the day of our first encounter with these great guys, so of course we had to go see the show! We got the strings after the show from the band’s tech, who came right up and handed us a box stuffed to the gunnels! Sweet.
Can’t wait to play with these again, and come up with some new and unique designs – and send the proceeds off to World Vision and other charities. SRB fans are amazing in that regard! They really support the band’s efforts to give back and I love that about the fans. And about the band.
Sam Roberts Band auction results are in! Many thanks to everyone who bid, shared, and supported our latest guitar string auction.. we did good 🙂
We auctioned off a pile of strings from Sam Roberts himself and the results are in. We raised a whopping $380.00 and were able to purchase the following items on World Vision’s online gift catalog.
We were able to:
- educate a girl in need
- supply a classroom
- 3 soccer balls for school kids
- school feeding for 50 kids for a month
- feed a family for 30 days
- meds for 10 kids
- life saving nutrition for a child for 2 months
We saw Sam in person, August 10, and gave him a World Vision thank you card with everything listed, and he loved it, especially the 3 soccer balls, and the educating a girl in need. We had one tiny scrap of his guitar strings left, and made it into a bracelet with purple glass leaf charms which we gave to him for his lovely wife.. he loved that his strings could be turned into such good things.
Thanks so much to everyone involved and many thanks to Sam, his tour manager for saving the strings, and his manager for posting our auction on the band’s Facebook and twitter. We all did good.
Last year, around this time, we were gifted 3 sets of used guitar strings from Canadian rocker Sam Roberts. Many things were on the list of ‘to do’ and Sam had a new album that just came out in April so we held off with our auction but… its time! The auction will run next week for a total of 7 days! Look for links on our site’s sidebar widget for that time period, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on Sam Roberts Band Facebook page!
After our last melancholy post we found this photo from two years ago – Sam Roberts Band tour manager took this photo of the doll we sent them back in 2011. Brought a smile to our face and to our Facebook friends too 🙂 “Long live Comfort Doll Project” ~ Sam Roberts
We have strings!! We went to a music fest a week ago in Hinton, Alberta to see Sam Roberts Band among others (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Elliott Brood and more) and prearranged with Sam’s mgmt about 6 months ago for them to save strings for us! We weren’t sure if we’d see Sam at this show, or the next show in Vancouver but it all worked out beautifully, and we had Sam autograph the packages that his Tour Manager put the strings in for us. We have strings from Sam and Dave Nugent (Nuge) and no idea who’s are who’s or which guitars they came from but that’s the fun of it all 😉
Bracelets will be made… and auctioned but probably not until October or even later.. we still have a PILE more Billy Talent strings to create and auction first!
Many thanks to Sam’s mgr, and his tour manager, and to Sam for his time and kindness.