Nashville, TN – National non-profit Can’d Aid is now offering music lovers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go fishing with their favorite musician through their second annual Fishing with a Musician event. During an online benefit auction, fans can bid on a dreamy day angling with an artist now through Oct. 15. Click here for full details.
2023 participating musicians and the locations of their one-of-a-kind fishing experiences include:
Abby Bryant, of Abby Bryant & the Echos, with a fishin’ and pickin’ experience in KY
Adam Greuel – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Stevens Point, WI
Arthur Hancock, Singer/Songwriter, KY
Charles Humphrey, Songs From the Road, Asheville, NC
CJ Cain, Tyler Childers & the Food Stamps, KY
Eric Bolander – Singer, Garrison, KY
Graham Sharp, Steep Canyon Rangers, Brevard, NC
Jay Cobb Anderson – Fruition, TBD
Jordan Brandenburg – Turkeyfoot, Crested Butte, CO
Kelsey Waldon, Singer/Songwriter, Kentucky
Kirby Sybert – Mo Lowda & the Humble, Colorado or North Carolina
Kyle Tuttle, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Nashville, TN
Lee Henke, Singer/Songwriter, Montana
Lena Schiffer – Laney Lou + the Bird Dogs, Ennis, MT
Lindsay Lou – Songwriter/Musician, Jackson Hole, WY
Logan Halstead, Singer/Musician, Kentucky and West Virginia
Micah Howard – Musician, Tellico Plains, TN
Mimi Naja, Fruition, Nashville, TN
Paul Hoffman – Greensky Bluegrass, TBD
Richard Forehand – The Vegabonds, Colorado or North Carolina
Robert Greer, Town Mountain, Asheville, NC
Ryan Acker, The Last Revel, Montana
Shawn Swain – Kitchen Dwellers, Ennis, MT
Tony Kamel – Wood & Fire, Corpus Christi, TX
Torrin Daniels, Kitchen Dwellers, Portland, OR
Tyler Filmore, Filmore, Montana
Woody Platt, founding member of Steep Canyon Rangers, Brevard, NC
Wyatt Ellis – Musician, Tellico Lake and Tellico River, TN
All winning bids will secure a day of guided fishing followed by a unique post-fishing pick with the artist. The auction runs through October 15, 2023, and the events will take place at various locations across the U.S..
“The Fishing With a Musician benefit auction was born from Can’d Aid’s and my love for the Music + Arts program,” says Arthur Hancock IV, a singer-songwriter and long-time TUNES Ambassador for Can’d Aid. “Not only is it heartwarming to perform live music for students during the donations, but as a traveling musician is it transformative to be able to feel so connected to a community while on the road.”
Last year’s Fishing with a Musician program raised $20,000. All proceeds from Fishing with a Musician benefit Can’d Aid efforts including their TUNES initiative, which facilitates instrument donations to underserved school districts nationwide. On the day of the donations, award-winning professional musicians provide inspiring live performances for students. Generous artists take time out of their busy tour schedules to visit classrooms across the U.S., where they share their stories, provide hands-on musical interaction, and often introduce students to new genres of music like bluegrass, funk and americana.
Since its inception, Can’d Aid has donated nearly 3,000 instruments and hosted more than 160 educational music workshops across the country with the help of wonderful artists like the ones listed above. Funds raised through Fishing with a Musician will help the nonprofit continue to provide instruments and music lessons for students in need. Bid on a dreamy day on the water and support Can’d Aid here.
About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through a unique and integrated approach, Can’d Aid distributes emergency drinking water to communities in need; increases access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protects and restores the environment. Since its inception in 2013, more than 3.1 million cans of water have been distributed, over 16,400 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 3,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled with the help of 28,500 volunteers. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.