For 37 years, Dan Maher labored as a public radio host whereas accumulating 1000’s of vinyls.
The former folks music radio producer at Northwest Public Broadcasting determined to maneuver into a brand new condominium not too long ago, however his new place didn’t have sufficient house to carry all of his vinyls albums.
So, Maher is donating them to be bought as a fundraiser for the three Rivers Folklife Society.
“Dan is like an encyclopedia,” stated stated 3RFS volunteer Teresa Andre. “If you mention an album to him, he will be able to tell you things about the artists, but also things about the songs, the background of the songs, why they were written and it’s amazing the amount of information he has.”
3RSF holds a Tumbleweed Music Festival within the Tri-Cities each fall with 5 out of doors phases for musicians to carry out, and Maher will get closely concerned with the pageant yearly, stated Andre.
“Dan has been super supportive of all 3 Rivers Folklife activities, but particularly of the Tumbleweed Music Festival,” Andre stated.
Andre stated Maher went via a time frame the place we wasn’t positive which of his information he wished to maintain and which he wished to promote, however ultimately received the purpose the place he realized he couldn’t take that a lot with him.
He desires his information to go to individuals who will use them. He is promoting over 2,000 vinyls.
There are bins amongst bins of vinyls ready for group members to shuffle via and fall in love with.
The fundraiser will happen over two days, and Maher might be there for each of them. Andre stated she is even making an attempt to persuade him to carry out.
The fundraiser is from 8:30 a.m. to three p.m. on June 10 and 11, at 803 Birch Ave. in Richland.