Roanoke Valley musicians donate instruments to Kentucky flooding victims

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 6:14 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two musicians from our hometowns came back from Kentucky Wednesday after donating instruments to people still recovering from devastating floods.

Bill Hudson and Al Coffey are musicians from the Roanoke Valley. They partnered with Woodsongs to deliver musical instruments to residents who lost everything in the summer floods.

For the last two days, they passed out keyboards, trumpets and clarinets to recovering communities.

Woodsongs’ executive producer and folk musician explained the goal of the musical relief efforts is to help community members heal.

”Music is the soundtrack of everything that builds a great community and a great nation,” Michael Johnathon said. “When that music is lost, when art is lost, a sense of humanity is lost. We’re just a group of musicians trying to restore that art.”

This is the second time the group has donated musical instruments to Kentucky for disaster relief.

The “Feel Good Tour” is coordinating another musical drive with hundreds of instruments that will be delivered at the end of October.