Even though I don’t believe in reincarnation I knew at the very moment that I first heard a Sam “Lightnin'” Hopkins tune that I was going to try and “bring it in there” the way he did. And that’s what I’ve been working on ever since.
“Lightnin’ Lives” is the name I’ve given to an initiative I’ve started, which is geared towards providing blues instruments and blues instruction to under-privileged kids. By doing so, we can hopefully ensure that the essence of what Lightnin’ and his contemporaries were putting forth will live on in future generations.
If you’d like to donate $1 to Lightnin’ Lives please click on the Paypal donation link on the left rail of this website. If you’d like to donate a guitar or if you’re a guitar player or teacher that would like to volunteer their time to help young kids feel free to reach out to me via email at hugoguzman at gmail dot com.
If you manage a music venue in the NYC area and would like to book me for a gig feel free to contact me as well. I donate all of my earnings towards buying guitars for under-privileged kids.