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Moving Day

Feb. 1, 2017 —

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 65 miles (105 km) – Total so far: 1,178 miles (1,896 km) Cedar Key to Homassasa, Florida. Natures Resort RV Park I’ve had a great time here at Cedar Key paddling, sight seeing, playing music and … Read more…


A Passion For Living

Thursday January 26, 2017, 14 miles (23 km) – Total so far: 1,113 miles (1,791 km) Cedar Key, Fl. Today was a fun day. Not because it was cold, windy and overcast. Not because I saw incredible sites and had … Read more…


Kayaking and Riding

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 41 miles (66 km) – Total so far: 1,099 miles (1,769 km) Cedar Key, Fl. It’s been a relaxing few days here at Cedar Key, Fl. I’ve been resting and eating mostly home cooking that we … Read more…


Cleaning and Being A Tourist.

Tuesday January 24, 2017 Cedar Key, Fl. Yesterday was spent cleaning Clara, equipment and touring the town of Cedar Key, Fl. The last two days were so windy that I was still glad I wasn’t riding. I’ll get enough of … Read more…


Severe Storms and Tidal Surges

Sunday January 22, 2017 Cedar Key Rest Day at Sunset Isle RV Park. I definitely picked a good time to not be riding as the heavy storms slammed into the southeast causing tornadoes and loss of life. My condolences to … Read more…


Head West Young Man

Thursday January 19, 2017, 65 miles (105 km) – Total so far: 929 miles (1,495 km) Neptune Beach to a stealth camp just west of Hastings, Florida. Today’s ride was what I expected yesterday’s to be. The route took me … Read more…


Oh! You’re That Guy!

Jan. 18, 2017 —

Tuesday January 17, 2017, 7 miles (11 km) – Total so far: 806 miles (1,297 km) Rest day at Fernadina Beach, Florida Ok, I love camping and all, but I woke up today needing a hotel. All my gear got … Read more…


Def Leppard Memorabilia on eBay

Def Leppard signed guitar
Sep. 25, 2012 —

Def Leppard has teamed up with The Fender Music Foundation to offer ultimate memorabilia items to be sold to support music education. The three items that are for auction on eBay from September 22 to October 2, 2012 are as … Read more…


2012 Video Campaign Winners

The Ready Set Video
Oct. 4, 2012 —

The Fender Music Foundation’s “Give Music Life” 2012 Video Campaign has successfully come to an end. We cannot thank our artists enough for their time, effort and donations. Together, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina, A Rocket To The Moon, The Early November, Hello Goodbye, The … Read more…


Circle’s Latest Music Video Raises Awareness for FMF

All the People Face
Oct. 24, 2012 —

Animated music video for “All the People” ties the charity’s purpose to their song’s release Agoura Hills, Calif. – October 22, 2012 – Australian rock band Circle has worked directly with The Fender Music Foundation to use the band’s music … Read more…


Accessory Power Integrates FMF into Branding

AccessoryPower
Nov. 22, 2012 —

Agoura Hills, Calif., Nov 19, 2012 –Accessory Power is supporting The Fender Music Foundation by showcasing the national charity on the packaging of five of their GOgroove products. The company is also contributing to this nonprofit that donates instruments to … Read more…


FMF Grants Reach Over 187,000

Dec. 28, 2012 —

With this year coming to a close we would like to take a moment to look back at what The Fender Music Foundation has accomplished in 2012. With the help of our donors and supporters we have been able to … Read more…


Music for Good

Mar. 5, 2013 —

Click to view the Music for Good one sheet - MFG All Artists


Can Technology and Music Transform Education in NYC Schools?

Jun. 10, 2013 —

This month the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the social media music service Spotify will sponsor the first ever NYC Music Education Hackathon, an event designed to bring together educators, engineers, industry professionals and innovators to tackle … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter Highlights: May 2014

May. 25, 2014 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. Buzzworthy Events Fender CEO rocks retirement party FMIC CEO Larry Thomas plays a custom-made Fender Stratocaster that weighs a mere 5.1 pounds and is constructed of baked … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: June Digest

Jun. 17, 2014 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. Buzzworthy Events Foundation gives Telecaster to USC graduating class The Foundation donated a Fender Telecaster to this year’s graduating class of the USC Thornton School of Music, … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: July Digest

Jun. 26, 2014 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. Buzzworthy Events Foundation to receive five percent of James Brown book sales Daryl Brown, son of music legend James Brown, has written a book “Inside the Godfather“, … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: August 2014

Jul. 29, 2014 —

The Fender Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools. A coming-of-age tradition and for the love of music Jake Fein recently celebrated his bar mitzvah; the Jewish … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: September 2014

Sep. 19, 2014 —

Reggie Calloway Producer, songwriter, and a founding member of early 80s R&B funk band “Midnight Star”, Reggie Calloway will be working with the Foundation for an incredible crowdfunding experience. The winner and three guests will enjoy two days in studio … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: November 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. The Foundation is proud to announce that we have donated over $1 million worth of instruments to music education and therapy programs nationwide. Since our founding in … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: October 2014

Oct. 30, 2014 —

  New York is getting ready to ROCK4 you! The ROCK4 benefit series is joining the Fender Music Foundation in a fundraising benefit at the world-famous Cutting Room in New York on Sunday, November 23rd. Founder Eric Seader says his … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: January 2015

Jan. 31, 2015 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. If all of our more than 2000 newsletter subscribers made a commitment of only $5 each month, we we would be able to deliver 400 instruments monthly … Read more…


Give Music Life Newsletter: December 2014

Dec. 23, 2014 —

A monthly newsletter to keep you in key with the Fender Music Foundation. FMF forms exciting new partnership! The Foundation has a new collaboration with the innovative online music sharing service MillionTraqs.com. The website takes a unique approach by forwarding … Read more…


Happy New Year: Happy New Tour

[Sunday January 1, 2017, 46 miles (74 km) - Total so far: 46 miles (74 km)] “On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again”. Willie Nelson. And I’m offf. Moving like a herd of turtles. Faster … Read more…


South Carolina: Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places

Jan. 18, 2017 —

Thursday January 5, 2017, 59 miles (95 km) – Total so far: 216 miles (348 km) Today’s goal: Tour in a new state. Done. Washington, Ga. to Edgefield, SC. We’ve toured in many states but never South Carolina. Soon, I’ll … Read more…


Family Time: Rest Day with my Daughter

Sunday January 8, 2017 Enjoyed my first rest day, just hanging out with Erin and Matt. I had hoped for nice sunny, warm weather here but warm it was not. I think the high today was 38 F but it … Read more…


Georgia On My Mind: Back for a second time

Thursday January 12, 2017, 62 miles (100 km) – Total so far: 542 miles (872 km) Stealth camp to Parkwood RV Park in Statesboro, Ga. I ran out of food last night except for random snacks I had. The double … Read more…


Back To My Roots: My Job Roots Anyway

Sunday January 15, 2017, 61 miles (98 km) – Total so far: 716 miles (1,152 km) Paterson to 7 miles south of Folkston, Ga. at the Okefenokee Pastimes RV Park Awoke to dense fog so no one could see me … Read more…