EVANS (WFXG) - Blues musician Tas Cru is set to take the stage in Evans this weekend, but ahead of his schedule he’s giving away guitars to programs benefiting underprivileged children.
Cru was in the FOX 54 studio, along with Michael Gallucci of the Augusta Blues Company, to talk about his passion to help spread music appreciation to children and his upcoming performance. You can check that out in his video above.
“To me, there is nothing more important that I do as a blues performer than blues education,” Cru said in a statement, “Blues is a uniquely American music that along with gospel and jazz is one of America’s most precious gifts to the world. Blues is the musical foundation for all forms of pop music with its influence spanning seven generations.
“Children in schools throughout the globe learn about their culture’s artistic heritage and creative achievements. American children deserve to know about their culture’s rich musical heritage that is the Blues and how the world has embraced it as a creative art form.
“I am blessed to have had so many opportunities to work with young and old across the country as we educate each other about what it is that makes us love the blues.”
Cru is set to perform at the Hardin Auditorium, Saturday October 6 from 7-10p.m.