When we finished our new album Organ Donor Blues, I wanted to mount a different kind of tour. I ride a BMW R1200 GS. We motorcyclists are often referred to as “organ donors.” It’s a pejorative calling us out for loving the open road and the wind in our face rather than surrounding ourselves with steel and airbags. I wanted to give a middle-finger to that insult. I’ve done my share of “white van” tours, so I figured why not strap a guitar to the motorbike and go for a little ride? That little ride will take me over 3,000 miles from Kansas City to New York City, down the East coast, and back all in an effort to help raise funds and awareness for organ donation and transplant patients.
The goal of the tour is to play music for people, to raise awareness about organ donation and to raise funds for TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization).
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Stay tuned to Film Music Daily for weekly updates from John Velghe on the road starting on September 16!