Help Saluda Shoals Get To Nashville!!

Hi, my name is Henri Gates and four years ago my life/music partner Cassie Verhaeghe and I started playing music together. In that short time we have built something we had only dreamt possible - the chance to share our music with others full time. We have been tremendously blessed with the support from fans, friends and family. Now we need your support more than ever. 

In order to take the next step in our journey we are relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in March 2020! We couldn’t be more excited, but we need you in order to make it happen. We will be the new kids on the block in a city filled to the brim with amazing talent. We have no doubt this is where we belong, but this is also where we need your help. Along with basic relocation costs, we are budgeting for the following:

Recording Time - Writing music doesn’t cost us anything, but unfortunately recording those songs does. We have over 30 finished songs we can’t wait to share with the world, and the only thing holding us back are budgetary restraints. 

PR - We will be showing up to a city with a dream and a pocket full of songs. We have been blessed to create a name for ourselves across Georgia and the Carolinas, but we will need a professional public relations firm to help us stay relevant in a very competitive industry. 

Booking Agency - We have been fortunate enough to play over 250 shows a year based solely on hard work, determination and word of mouth. However, Nashville is a different world. We will need a connected booking agency to get us in front of the right people and set up national tours to expand our fanbase. 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso

We are so grateful to have found our passion in sharing our music to bring others together. Music is a reflection of emotion...some happy. Some sad. We have played weddings. We have played funerals. We are your laughter and your tears. Our songs are what we see every day in each of you. 

 Even if you are reading this and decide not to contribute to this GoFundMe, thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us and for yourself. God bless, and we will see you in Tennessee! 

Please don’t forget to share this cause with your friends and family with the link provided!

Much love,

Henri & Cassie
Saluda Shoals 


  • Brooke Barrineau 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Aubrey & Michelle Heflin  
    • $40 
    • 10 mos
  • Betty Schuler 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos


Henri Gates 
Charleston, SC
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