Guitar Shorty's Fund

$18,538 of $31.1k goal

Raised by 349 people in 11 months
On May 10th, 2016, Blues legend Guitar Shorty was a victim of a very serious robbery.   He returned to his home from a show at 3am, and sometimes between then and 6am, his touring van was gone.  With the van, there was a trailer attached to it, which contained the majority of his musical equipment, including his amps, pedals, most guitars, wireless system, tools, stage clothes, and more, including some of his band members' amps and guitars.  The overall loss has been estimated at over $30,000, and as of right now, the van and everything else with it haven't been found or recovered.   This campaign's goal is to raise enough money to get Shorty new equipment and van and get him back on the road again. 

David Kearney, known as Guitar Shorty, is one of the last living 1950s music legends,  known for being major musical influence on Jimi Henrix, Buddy Guy and many other great guitarists,  he has been recording and performing all around the world for over 60 years, and he continues to keep the Blues alive and put smiles on people's faces, wherever he plays.  He is also a wonderful human being with a great heart who has always been there for his friends and fans, and has always given his best to them, both on and off stage, as many of you know.  This time, he really needs your help and support, and all donations would be very apprecaited.
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Update 2
Posted by Cra Z. Tomes
7 months ago
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Thank you everybody for your wonderful help! We are still away from reaching our campaign goal, but we are slowly getting there! Today is Guitar Shorty's birthday, and it would be a great time to help him out, especially after getting his new van and gear last month which put him in debt. All donations are very appreciated!
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Update 1
Posted by Cra Z. Tomes
11 months ago
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Guitar Shorty and the band would like to thank everybody for their help! We love you guys!! Unfortunately the police still haven't found anything yet or anybody who did it, and the property that was lost turned out to be in higher numbers than originally estimated. However, thanks to all of the love and support we have been getting from our fans and friends, things are looking so much better! God bless you and thank you so much!
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Kathy L. Rankin
11 months ago
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I hope the next time I visit this fundraiser I see that the amount raised surpassed the goal set!

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Kurt Shimer
11 months ago
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Im sure the donations will eventually match the financial value but they wont be able to match the emotional bond that forms with certain guitars and gear. Hope they catch the perpetrators!

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Sherry McCrea
11 months ago
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Good morning David....my Dave and I just spoke with you this morning again...you have a package coming to you to help you out...so so sorry this happened to you...praying the van and equipment in the trailer will be found soon...crazy people out there...we love and miss you ...come to Pensacola Florida real soon when you get on your feet..keep in touch

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Mark Curran
11 months ago
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I am contributing $100 to Guitar Shorty for help in replacing his lost equipment - I hope it helps this man is a local legend and proves you are never too old to keep on rockin, and never too old to keep the blues alive.

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Abby Slacker Owen
11 months ago
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Shared all over the place. This is so disgusting. They need to be hung! GET A ROPE!!!

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Mark Curran
11 months ago
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There are not many beautiful kind men who care about his fans like Guitar Shorty. He is a really generous man who always gives 100% to his fans and music and always there to help with advice to new people just coming up. He needs our help now, so please give what you can.

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Lynda Palimas
11 months ago
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In a few days my paycheck will be deposited and I will send a donation. It won't be much but I know that it all adds up. This is such terrible news to read that it made me cry, A man spends a lifetime working hard and giving of himself only to have everything taken away from him in the middle of the night by some punk ass thief who deserves a lifetime of misery and suffering. Don't worry, it will come, hopefully sooner than you could ever expect. As for Guitar Shorty, I am happy that you were not there and in any physical danger or hurt when this happened. That is the most important thing. And please dwell on this thought - they may have been able to take the equipment, your tools of the trade, but they will never be able to rob you of your gift, the music that is in your heart.

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David Kearney
9 months ago

Thanks for all of your support I can't do nothing without you. I'm doing the best I can. Pray for me I'm trying to get it all together. I'll always love you as long as I live and each time I bend a note I think about you.! God Bless You. Guitar Shorty

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$18,538 of $31.1k goal

Raised by 349 people in 11 months
Created May 11, 2016
$5
Anonymous
1 month ago
$5
James Gray
1 month ago
AM
$20
Ann Marshall
4 months ago

Enjoyed seeing you at BluesFest in Arkansas. Be well.

TS
$20
thomas smith
5 months ago

sorry that happened, wish i had more but supporting GREEN PARTY!!

MS
$100
Mike Simon
7 months ago

Setbacks suck. Love Guitar Shorty

$35
Susan O'Donnell Warren
7 months ago
KS
$30
Katie Smith
7 months ago
MS
$100
Mace Simon
7 months ago

Harvelle's in Santa Monica 31 Dec? Be well Shorty.

CM
$50
craig mckeown
8 months ago
1
1

we love you in sacramento shorty!

$100
Anonymous
8 months ago
1
1
Kathy L. Rankin
11 months ago
2
2

I hope the next time I visit this fundraiser I see that the amount raised surpassed the goal set!

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Kurt Shimer
11 months ago
2
2

Im sure the donations will eventually match the financial value but they wont be able to match the emotional bond that forms with certain guitars and gear. Hope they catch the perpetrators!

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Sherry McCrea
11 months ago
2
2

Good morning David....my Dave and I just spoke with you this morning again...you have a package coming to you to help you out...so so sorry this happened to you...praying the van and equipment in the trailer will be found soon...crazy people out there...we love and miss you ...come to Pensacola Florida real soon when you get on your feet..keep in touch

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Mark Curran
11 months ago
2
2

I am contributing $100 to Guitar Shorty for help in replacing his lost equipment - I hope it helps this man is a local legend and proves you are never too old to keep on rockin, and never too old to keep the blues alive.

+ Read More
Abby Slacker Owen
11 months ago
2
2

Shared all over the place. This is so disgusting. They need to be hung! GET A ROPE!!!

+ Read More
Mark Curran
11 months ago
1
1

There are not many beautiful kind men who care about his fans like Guitar Shorty. He is a really generous man who always gives 100% to his fans and music and always there to help with advice to new people just coming up. He needs our help now, so please give what you can.

+ Read More
Lynda Palimas
11 months ago
1
1

In a few days my paycheck will be deposited and I will send a donation. It won't be much but I know that it all adds up. This is such terrible news to read that it made me cry, A man spends a lifetime working hard and giving of himself only to have everything taken away from him in the middle of the night by some punk ass thief who deserves a lifetime of misery and suffering. Don't worry, it will come, hopefully sooner than you could ever expect. As for Guitar Shorty, I am happy that you were not there and in any physical danger or hurt when this happened. That is the most important thing. And please dwell on this thought - they may have been able to take the equipment, your tools of the trade, but they will never be able to rob you of your gift, the music that is in your heart.

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David Kearney
9 months ago

Thanks for all of your support I can't do nothing without you. I'm doing the best I can. Pray for me I'm trying to get it all together. I'll always love you as long as I live and each time I bend a note I think about you.! God Bless You. Guitar Shorty

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