Wilson Fairchild to Headline Benefit Concert in Staunton
photo courtesy of goodtimesaugusta.com
The Greater Augusta
Regional Chamber of Commerce is working to get instruments to kids who need
The country band Wilson Fairchild
is headlining for Good Times, Tastes & Traditions, the chamber's fall event
that invites people to travel the world at Staunton's Frontier Culture Museum. For
those who aren't familiar with Wilson Fairchild, they are the sons of Harold and
Don Reid of Staunton's own Statler Brothers.
In lieu of paying the band,
the chamber is making a donation of instruments to the blue grass band at the Virginia
School for the Deaf and the Blind.
"Right now they're
literally using instruments that the teacher has provided that he's had in his
home, and anything that they can get their hands on. Right now there's a wish
list of about a dozen items," said Melissa Martin, the chamber's director of
The instruments VSDB is
looking for are two mandolins, an upright bass, three or four acoustic guitars,
a banjo or two, and a portable sound system.
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