SoundCheck Nashville Sustains Major Flood Damage
May 7, 2010 at 8:54 AM (PT)
SOUNDCHECK NASHVILLE, a popular rehearsal space and storage facility used by hundreds of artists such as BRAD PAISLEY, KEITH URBAN, VINCE GILL and TOBY KEITH, has sustained major damage during the flood that hit NASHVILLE. Several musicians lost thousands of dollars of gear in the aftermath. Staff and volunteers are currently moving out all of the equipment so that the cleanup and recovery process can begin.
SOUNDCHECK owner BEN JUMPER said: “As owner of SOUNDCHECK NASHVILLE for the past six years, I have always regarded the storage and safety of our artists’ and our facility’s equipment as my highest professional priority. Unfortunately, due to the rains and several days of subsequent flooding, some of that equipment has suffered significant damage. I am still in the process of reviewing the extent of that damage, and have arranged for artists to begin inspecting and loading out their equipment in the next several days so that our facility can be professionally cleaned and repaired. In the meantime, our LOS ANGELES and AUSTIN-based sister company, CENTER STAGING, is working with us to provide our 600+ artists with as many available resources as possible. I thank everyone for their patience and concern as we begin the arduous task of recovering from this historic disaster.”
PAISLEY, whose equipment for his upcoming H2O TOUR was stored at SOUNDCHECK, tweeted: "Just know, that as you watch us perform on the H2O TOUR, our entire stage and set has literally been underwater. Now that's cred right there."
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