Devin Dawson’s “California Smoke Tour” Raises More Than $12,000 for CA Fire Foundation

Devin Dawson’s “California Smoke Tour” Raises More Than $12,000 for CA Fire Foundation

California native Devin Dawson is giving back to his home state in a big way.

Devin donated $12,463—the proceeds from his six-date California Smoke Tour—to the California Fire Foundation, aiding them in providing emotional and financial assistance to firefighters, their families and the communities they protect. The cause is near and dear to Devin’s heart as his grandfather was a California fireman for 25 years, while his uncle served for 35 years.

“Having the opportunity to get back and give back to my home state in this way was very meaningful to me,” said Devin. “Big props to my Dark Horse Family members who, from all over the country, donated VIP experiences and tickets to folks affected by the wildfires so they could come to my show for free. It was awesome to support a shared cause, have a fun night and forget our troubles for a couple hours.”

In 2018, California wildfires caused more than $3.5 billion in damages and claimed more than 100 lives, including six firefighters.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell