WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) – Aisley Autumn, from Nicholasville, started her Monday night singing at the Acoustic Guitar Project’s annual concert.
âIt was really funny because with the time constraints there were some nights when I would stay up really late trying to write the song. So I wouldn’t wake up my family, I would write the song in my laundry room and I would make up different melodies there, âsaid Autumn.
Autumn joined five other musicians from central Kentucky. Their mission through the project: a guitar, a week, a song. It’s a concept that was started a few years ago by New York musician Dave Adams. The idea has spread around the world.
Trish Torline organized the project in Winchester, challenging the artists to spend a week with a guitar, write an original acoustic song, and when they’re done, give it to another musician.
Much more than showcasing local talent, this year’s earnings will help a Winchester business owner.
âWe were able to use it to help a program called Guitars for Kids. It’s an original idea from RS Guitarworks and you might have seen it on Facebook, but they were devastated by the flood a few weeks ago, âTorline said.
Each year, co-owners Roy Bowen and Scott Leedy donate guitars to children in need for Christmas. Even after losing 80% of their inventory, they are determined to make the project a reality.
Torline said they raised enough money for the guitars and now she hopes to give back to the owners who have already given so much.
âPray about it, think it over, and if you can, donate to RS Guitarworks. I mean their store is emptied, âTorline said.
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