Shanna in a Dress on a Bike on a Mission
About the Tour
That's right -- summer of 2021 I'm bustin' out and putting some miles in the saddle to bring my music to folks from sea to shining sea while raising money for a great cause.
I have a team of people backing me on this crazy-even-for-me idea and we've made a lot of progress shaping out what it's going to look like. But our plan is missing four critical elements: You, You, You and You!
- You #1: We need hosts for shows. This means people who will host outdoor or COVID-safe indoor shows along our planned route. I will have a support vehicle driven by Ross Martin, so we can go about an hour off our planned route to come do shows or adjust our route to add you in. If you are interested in hosting please fill out this Host a Show Survey to tell us more.
- You #2: We need supporters. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for the Pangaea World Foundation -- a Boulder-based charity that is close to my heart. Very soon, we will be announcing a GoFundMe site where you can add your support for the project. For now, please become a Patreon Supporter!
- You #3: We need volunteers. There are lots of things to do to get the word out and to help with logistics for a project of this magnitude. Want to join the team? Send a messaged to my squire, Ross Martin, at ross@ACMImimi.org and let him know how you want to help. We particularly need folks with fundraising, marketing, graphic design, and social media chops right now.
- You #4: We need company! The road is so much better shared with friends. We are breaking down the tour into manageable chunks -- some of which will be good for people to join us on the ride. Some legs will be more challenging (up to 100 miles per day) and others will be a little more forgiving (40 to 50 miles per day). We will be setting up a more detailed information about joining the ride soon. In the meantime, fill out this Ride With Us Survey to let us know about your interest.
RainSong makes some of the most beautiful and beautifully sounding guitars in the world. These carbon fiber masterpieces are made entirely without bracing for greater acoustic volume and cleaner, more refined tone. RainSong has graciously agreed to offer us a parlor-sized guitar at a deeply discounted price. After the tour, we will be auctioning this guitar off and giving the funds raised over our investment to the Pangaea World Foundation.
Jay Kinsinger has a lifetime love of two things: cycling and woodworking. More than a decade ago, Jay wed those two loves by founding Sojourn Cyclery. The Cedarville, OH company is providing Shanna with a touring bike at a discounted price so, at the end of the tour, we can auction off this amazing piece of functional art, recoup the investment, and give what is left to our charity, Pangaea World Foundation.