Monday, November 18, 2019

SAVE THE TRUCK!

The Musical instrument library truck is in serious danger of dying. 

After 11 months of working on it himself, using the generous donations from a lot of you a few months ago, the decision has been made to finally take it to a shop as a last resort. 

The truck goes in tomorrow morning, and it is our hope they can breathe life back into it. Go Fund Me was helpful in getting the word out, but they took a significant percentage of the donations that were sent, so we're trying again with PayPal. 

If you are able to donate and help with this last effort to save the truck, would you go to our home page and click "Donate?" www.musicalinstrumentlibrary.com

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!







Monday, April 23, 2018

Long overdue update!

Hi everyone!

Time for an overdue update!

Since our last entry, we've done lots of events, started a YouTube page (follow the youtube link in the upper left corner of our webpage to see some footage of what we've been up to), and most notably, we have an ongoing spot at the Sebastopol Farm Market every other Sunday, at which our next appearance will be Sunday, May 6!

This steady location allows us to do what we've wanted to do from the beginning: it enables us to give out actual official Musical Instrument Library Cards! For a small monthly donation, members can take home an instrument for two weeks, bring it back and try another!

We also now have a partnership with our friends at People's Music on Main St in Sebastopol, who will graciously take back instruments from folks who are unable to make it on market day to return their instruments.

Currently, we are flirting with various other local music shops around the Bay Area so that as we get more steady locations, we might have similar deals with them.

Coming Soon:

BREAKING NEWS: Jason will be on NPR next week!! Listen around 1pm THIS COMING Wednesday April 25 on 88.5 FM!

We are looking for volunteers to help us man the library, sign folks up for memberships, etc. As we grow, our team will need to also!

Jason and I are planning another world tour this fall! We will be looking for amazing musical events, sites, and shops worldwide to visit and see, so please let us know if you know of any can't miss musical locations, festivals, etc happening in Europe, Turkey or India this Sept, Oct, or Nov.

Also, we are looking for people who can man the library at the Sebastopol Farm Market while we are away. Please email or call us if you are interested!

Online access to sign up for memberships, track where the truck will be next, and etc!

Thank you for your continued support!




Friday, January 6, 2017

Gearing up for the party on Jan 14!

It's here! The official flyer for our party next week. 

Also, there are so many exciting prizes for the raffle, I can't even contain myself. You could win awesome hair services from Peter Thomas Hair (www.peterthomashair.com), a bottle of champagne from Korbel (www.korbel.com), an awesome vintage rock poster, or our secret grand prize to be announced later. 

So come out! Dance with us, play music with us, and hang out! Admission is $5-$25 sliding scale and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 


Friday, December 23, 2016

"Fun Raising" Party Jan. 14, 2017!

Now that we are back from our travels, it's time to get this show on the road, so to speak. We will be hosting a "Fun Raising" show to raise money to get our 200+ instruments appraised and insured!

Come out, Come out wherever you are!

January 14, 2017
Toot's Tavern in Crockett, Ca

Music, Dancing, Raffles, Prizes, Silent Auction and more!

Watch this space as the details unfold...



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Around the World in 49 Days

Jason and Shannon had the privilege and honor of being able to travel abroad for 7 weeks this summer after Lark Camp. They traveled to India, Istanbul, Italy, France, Amsterdam and England. Many friends were made, many teachers were met, and they managed to limit the instruments brought home to three. Shannon returned with her very own Darbuka and Jason came home with two sitars. The traditional one will remain in his personal collection, but the Rock and Roll Sitar (donated by our friend in Goa, Rocky) will be part of the library's collection. 






Monday, August 8, 2016

Lark Camp 2016

Another incredible year at Lark was had this year. The library was a huge hit, and was filled at all hours with jam sessions, people hanging out, and even a few small performances. Not only was every instrument that was checked out returned, but we even left with more instruments than we came with. Thank you to our many donors! We are hoping to return next year and have even more success. Here's a photo from our first performance!




Friday, July 1, 2016

The Box Truck!

Jason has worked magic! In preparation for the library's inaugural year at Lark In the Morning Camp this summer, Jason has customized his box truck (to be used as a mobile library) to include a drop down stage for performances, workshops, jam sessions, etc. The stage opens from the side of the truck, operated by remote control and is completely powered by solar energy! We are so excited to bring this new venue with us to camp this year!