Bend, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
“Bedell Guitars is dedicated to building guitars with woods that are sustainable as well as legally and ethically sourced. With the work that REVERB is doing with the Lacey act and helping touring musicians minimize their impact on the environment, it was a natural and easy partnership to create,” said Tom Bedell, founder and head hippie of Bedell Guitars.
“It’s amazing what Bedell Guitars is doing to lead the charge on sustainably produced instruments and how transparent they are with the wood they are sourcing. As a musician and as an environmentalist, I am so happy and excited to see a company like this turning the tide on how guitars are being made!” said Adam Gardner, co-founder of REVERB and guitarist of the band Guster.
This summer Bedell Guitars has teamed up with REVERB in support of their collaboration with Dave Matthews Band, the BamaGreen Project. Since 2005, REVERB has been making Dave Matthews Band’s tours more sustainable, backstage and through fan engagement. The Farm-To-Family program collects fan donations to purchase local, organic farm products for donation to local food banks. In 2014, the program has this far raised over $77,000 to support local agriculture and fight hunger. Bedell Guitars has donated a Coffee House Dreadnought and 1964 Dreadnought that has been signed by Dave Matthews and serves as grand prizes for those who participate in the Farm-To-Family program.