Local musicians step up to help one another

Local musicians step up to help one another

BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) - A musician in Bowling Green is left with nothing after his equipment was stolen from storage. But now, some local musicians are reaching out to try and help.

Billy Stokes of Bowling Green is out $6,000 worth of equipment.

"I have nothing," said Stokes.

Even though he's still shook up and disappointed about the situation, he said it has made him realize how caring the music community really is.

Music has always been a part of his life. He grew up playing and passed on what he knew to his children. And after all of his equipment was stolen, other musicians have stepped in and are working to try and find the missing items.

"I put this on Facebook to get some help, and the response was tremendous," he said.

Dozens of locals reached out to him. Many of them offered up their equipment if he needed to borrow it. Some musicians, like Ben Miller, have even donated things to him,

Miller decided that he was going to give Stokes an electronic drum kit.

"You can't kick a guy when he's down you gotta help him out, you know what I mean," said Miller.

In the past Billy and his brother have loaned others their equipment and played at charity events with other musicians which is what they said is most important to them.

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