April 7, 2014
By Gretsch News
Lafayette, La., band Brass Bed was recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, where the four guys played a few songs off their debut album The Secret Will Keep You.
The self-described “wide-eyed pop dreamers” were unfortunately the recent victims of theft. Despite having most of their touring gear stolen from their van, they’ve held true to their optimism.
“While we’ve not found the stolen equipment, through donations by friends, family, fans, and aid by Chicago Music Exchange, and Fender/Gretsch Guitars, we’ve replaced nearly everything lost,” the band wrote on their Tumblr account. “My friends, this is a miracle not of modern technology, but of human love and compassion. In the past 36 hours, the wave of generosity we’ve received from you has nearly drowned us. It’s given us more than just our gear back. It’s given us a renewed faith in the basic goodness of people around the country, a renewed fervor to continue our craft, and a desire to do good for others.
“Losing your guitar is material. Even at the lowest emotional point of this event, we were still a lucky bunch of guys. We had our health, our families, each other, and even few guitar amps left. We want you to know that the relative insignificance of our loss is not itself lost on us; even if we didn’t recover or replace that equipment we’d still be a lucky bunch of guys.”
Watch the band perform the short set for NPR below, featuring one of their new instruments — a Gretsch Electromatic Center-Block.