One of my favorite music groups, The Weepies (who I’ve blogged about before), is auctioning a ’63 Fender Vibroverb Reissue amplifier1 they used to record their Say I Am You album and on the road during the subsequent North American concert tour. The cool thing is the proceeds from the auction will go to Free Arts for Abused Children, a charity group that uses the arts to provide healing for abused and at risk kids.
And if this isn’t cool enough, they threw in a little bonus and announced they’ve recorded a new album! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Say I Am You and Happiness, and can’t wait to hear something new from these fantastic musicians. They haven’t divulged the album’s release date, yet. As far as I’m concerned it can’t come soon enough.
- The amplifier wasn’t really made in 1963, hence the word “reissue” in the model name. It was really made somewhere between 1990 and 1995 and is a replica of the classic ’63 model. It’s still a cool amp, though. [↩]