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D'Angelico Guitars has joined musician Chris Leamy’s musical movement #heplaysforme, a program in New York City that aims to raise awareness and funds for those in need.

D’Angelico Guitars has provided instruments for the homeless musicians Leamy has met through his program.

“When I first met John Glen (one of the homeless musicians Leamy has befriended), he said ‘It would really mean the world to me to have just a few minutes to play your instrument. It calms me down. It’s like oxygen,’” said Leamy. “I called John to meet me so he could jam. But what I didn’t tell him was that D’Angelico was kind enough to donate a guitar for him to keep!”

 Leamy then gave Glen the gift in person.

“When [D’Angelico] reached out and I explained John’s situation, they were so fast to get involved. I’m blown away by their incredible generosity,” Leamy said. “As he left, John said ‘Even playing it for two minutes I just feel so much happier. But now I can earn tips playing on the street! Life changing.’”

 



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