Little Kids Rock is an amazing organization that brings free instruments and musical instruction to underserved schools in the US. It has benefitted more than 200,000 underprivileged children in 10 years. My friend, Karen, is on the Board of LKR and invited me in to shoot some photos for their 10th anniversary celebration. The party was at the Facebook headquarters, and the Facebook chefs donated their time, expertise, and delicious, inventive, and locally sourced food for the event. Yum! (The head FB chef is giving the “like” sign to the founder of the organization, David Wish, in the last photo : )).
Many famous musicians support Little Kids Rock—-Bruce Springsteen, BB King, Johnny Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Slash, Elvis Costello, Ziggy Marley, and many others. Their official spokesperson is Sammy Hagar, and also in attendance were Matt Sorum of Guns ‘n Roses, and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, among others. These guys were really nice! The stars of the night, however, were the student music groups that came to perform. To see them up onstage, so excited and composed at the same time, singing along with such famous musicians, was priceless. It was very exciting to be there!
Check out the Little Kids Rock site to learn more.