One Man Band Needs A New Van!

For the last five years I have taken being a DIY "One Man Band" quite literally. I build the instruments, write the songs, book the tours, drive the miles, I'm my own roadie and often act as my own sound guy. I would not wanna do it any other way, and I am proud of what I have accomplished. But sometimes you are up against a wall and need to ask for help.

My 15 year old Dodge mini-van with 200,000 miles on the odo, barely got me home from my most recent tour, it had a list of issues that were badly affecting its driveability, making it unreliable for out of state travel.

Over the next six months I played more than 90 gigs, and put most of the earnings towards repairing various things that were failing. Parts alone totaled just over $2000.00 

I installed new front brake calipers, rear brake cylinders, brake master cylinder, brake proportioning valve, brake lines, pads, rotors, ABS unit, ECM computer, BCM computer, serpentine belt & tensioner, idler pulleys, water pump, front struts, springs, strut mounts, and a set of new tires. I thought I was nearly ready to hit the road.....

Then about a month before I leave for a four state tour, without warning, the transmission up and quit. 

I'm out of money, short on time, and want nothing more than to be out there on the highway, playing my music for new faces. Without a reliable van there is no tour, I also can't make local gigs, which is my only source of income.

While I dig it when fans, friends, and family can show support the old fashioned way by attending shows and purchasing copies of one of my albums or t-shirts, or drop a few bucks in the tip bucket, I am exploring all options.

If you want to donate to the cause, and help me get a new van before my tour starts in April, but can't make it out to a show, then feel free to drop a few bucks here. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

In return for your donations I'm gonna be sending out some special limited edition T-shirts, stickers, CD Sets, Listing "Sponsers" on the back of the new van and even offering private shows to big spenders!

Thank you!


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A.j. Gaither 
Kansas City, MO
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