A music group by the name of Cowbop" (featuring Jazz Guitarist Legend Bruce Forman) is taking a tour through the California Gold Country.
The band departs October 18, following the length of California's Highway 49, starting with only a full tank of gas and $100. Their intent is to make it the entire way from Downieville to Oakhurst by playing, bartering, selling CDs and living off the kindness of friends and strangers. Cowbop is seeking pledges to be donated to JazzMasters Workshop, a national mentoring program that is free for students. We will also endeavor to visit schools and community centers along the way to encouraging everyone to take part.
To learn more about the band, the mission and the music program Jazzmasters that they are supporting, check out www.wayoutwestmusic.com.
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