We’ve written a few times recently about Lee Marcus, banjo picker and budding bluegrass impressario.
He was the impetus behind seeking to mark December 12 as International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day, which is being marked today online by artists and fans alike. For example, Doyle Lawson is running a promotion today asking fans to pick their favorite DL&QS song. A winner will be chosen from the responses, and Doyle and the boys will make a special video of themselves performing the song live for them.
But what we really wanted to note today was Lee making good on a pledge he made when his debut album, Grandpa’s Pond was released late last year. He promised to set aside part of the proceeds from each CD sold to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, with a goal of being able to send them a donation of $1000 before this year was out.
Doing just that is how Marcus celebrated the first annual IBMAD, and he sent along a screenshot of his donation confirmation.