A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist prolific experimental musician Claire Rousay after her home in San Antonio, Texas — where she wrote and recorded her recently released and widely acclaimed album, a softer focus — was burglarized earlier this week.
According to the campaign, thieves stole or destroyed “everything inside – her instruments, recording gear, clothes, furniture, photos, records, books. Gone, broken, or violated.”
The missive went on to estimate the value of the gear — guitars, drums, interfaces, microphones, and more — to be worth around $20,000.
“Claire is a full-time musician and needs to replace some of her gear to get back on her feet – with this GoFundMe, we are seeking to replace the bare minimum she needs to finish the commissions and work she has in the next two weeks. Any additional funds will be used to replace the other pieces of gear she lost.”
Earlier this month, Rousay announced the launch of Mended Dreams, a new imprint in partnership with American Dreams Records.
The venture is a vehicle for Rousay to release limited-edition solo and collaborative projects available only through premium subscriptions to Rousay’s Bandcamp or from American Dreams.
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