Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne Want You to Show Some Love for the Blues

January 11, 2012
Guitar legend Bonnie Raitt will sign and dedicate to you, if you are the winning bidder, the Fender Stratocastor guitar to be auctioned on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, January 22-29, 2012 to benefit to North Carolina nonprofit Music Maker Relief Foundation. This American Deluxe Stratocastor was donated by Fender Musical Instrument Corp., and has an MSRP of $2,000.

You do not have to be on the cruise to bid on Bonnie's signed guitar. To submit a bid, please contact Denise Duffy, MMRF Managing Director, at or at 919-643-2456. Bidding on the guitar starts at $2,500. All proceeds from the guitar will benefit Music Maker's programs that support senior blues musicians living in poverty.

In addition to Bonnie's guitar donation to the auction, her good friend and old touring buddy Jackson Browne made a charitable gift to challenge blues lovers to support MMRF and the Foundation's efforts to keep the blues alive. For information on how you can support the bluest of the blues, visit

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise offers two fully-chartered cruises each year, cruising the Caribbean each January, and the Pacific each October. In addition to raising funds for MMRF, the Silent Auction on the January 2012 Caribbean Cruise will also raise funds for The Blues Foundation and Gimme5. For more information visit Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. We present these musical traditions to the world so American culture will flourish and be preserved for future generations. For more information visit
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