Our friends and fellow Upstate New Yorkers, The Blind Owl Band need your help! recently while in Buffalo for a show on October 23rd, their van was broken into and all of their instruments were stolen. This type of loss has been a huge blow to the hearts of the band and sets them back on their dreams to live off of making music.
The band called in re-enforcements and attempted to find their instruments the day after the show but they were unable to recover those instruments. We here at are concerned for them and we want to do all that we can to assist them in purchasing new instruments so that they may continue blowing the roof off of venues all across the Eastern United States with their brand of bluegrass-americana music.
The band recently posted this message on their FaceBook page:
“Worst news ever. In coming back to our crash pad for tonight in Buffalo, we found our trailer broken into, all of our instruments stolen among many other things. We need a huge amount of support right now. We strive to find our instruments in these next few days among the city and hope to make as many upcoming gigs as we can, and find the answers we need to pull us through this situation. Our livelihoods have been taken from us. Stunned.”
List of things stolen for any who are on the look out:
(Take a look at our photos to see closer details)
1 – Weber Mandolin (Gallatin) Light natural finish, 1 – 1942 Kay Stand up, Double Bass, 1 – Fender p-Bass Fretless Black, 1 – 2006 Stelling Banjo, 1 – Martin Guitar, 1 – Ashdown Bass Head, 50 or so Blind Owl Band T-Shirts, CD’s, Hot Sauce, and James’ suitcase of clothes and belongings.
The band also posted this letter to fans and supporters –
Our instruments and gear being stolen from us has felt like a big blow and quite a set back, but our fans have been more supportive and generous than ever!! We are now on the Road to Recovery, we have shows booked until November 24th, and do not plan on canceling any of them. Many folk have been coming out of the woodwork and have been asking where donations can be made. With the push for us to continue forward, we have opened up a Paypal account where donations can be made to help us get back to zero, below are the instructions
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. We are now starting the fund raising process, to support the replacing of our instruments.
For all who are wondering where donations can be sent, here are instructions:
Go to paypal.com
Go to “Send Money Online”
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
or Log in to your account,
Select the Send Money Tab
Send to email@example.com
Select Send Money to Family or Friends
You can also mail cash or check to
The Blind Owl Band
P.O. Box 260
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Make sure to also include your name and address, we don’t know how yet but we intend to thank everyone and we want to know how we can get a hold of you and where we can send some stuff.
– The Blind Owl Band
November 6, 2013 8:00 pm
The Thirsty Moose
November 7, 2013 8:00 pm
90 Quaker Hill Road,Unity,ME
November 8, 2013 8:00 pm
1 Starr Street,Thomaston,ME
November 9, 2013 8:00 pm
The Dutch Treat
317 Main Street,Franconia,NH
November 10, 2013 11:00 pm
The Pizza Stone VT
RT 11 291 Pleasant Street,Chester,VT
November 12, 2013 7:00 pm
9 Clinton Street,New York Mills,NY
November 13, 2013 8:00 pm
7153 State fair Blvd,Syracuse,NY
November 14, 2013 8:00 pm
The Gates – Bar and Venue
422 Eddy St.Ithaca, NY
November 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Salt Hill Pub
7 Lebanon Street,Suite 103, Hanover,NH
Thanks for supporting our FIGHT to LIVE off of making music!!!!