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REO Speedwagon on WCVB 5 For Ernie Boch’s ‘Music Drives Us’ Fundraiser

written by REO Speedwagon

Hi friends, so it’s Monday here in Las Vegas, and I am in town for Eddie Trunk’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Hard Rock. Sammy Hagar and I are heading over for soundcheck in a few minutes, and the show tonight will feature a long list of rockers, all of whom are in Eddie Trunk’s speed-dial. Eddie is a walking encyclopedia of rock and roll, and a major rock-fan, with a daily show on SiriusXM.

I flew into Vegas from a weekend of acoustic/charity shows that Dave and I played in the Boston area, hosted by our buddy Ernie Boch. Ernie is a kind and generous soul, a fun guy to hang with, and just happens to be a billionaire. It’s the season for giving back, and our shows benefitted Ernie’s “Music Drives Us” foundation. The foundation grants funds to various schools and music programs, providing free instruments and funding for music education in the New England area. I don’t know where I would be today, if not for that fifty-cent-a-week rental six-string I got when I was eleven years old. The guitar has been my constant companion ever since, and has helped me through some challenging times along the way. Whether someone plays music professionally, or just strums around the house, the guitar is, in my opinion, the perfect musical instrument. Anything I can do to help getting a guitar into a young person’s hands, I do it. So thanks to all who supported our efforts this past weekend.

Okay, my phone is ringing. It’s Sammy, likely telling me I’m late for lobby call. Don’t want to keep the Red Rocker waiting. Much love … kc