Over $4,400 for Ronnie Montrose Signed Guitar!
This slide guitar is the one Ronnie Montrose used for “Bad Motor Scooter” at his February 3rd show at Center for the Arts. Ronnie signed and donated his guitar to DVSAC for an auction to help
end family violence in Nevada County.
The Abt Family had the winning bid and came by our office Wednesday to pick up the beauty and hand us a check for $4,420.50. The Abt family has truly honored Ronnie’s memory and has done a great thing for this community.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the auction and for helping support the work we do in Nevada County.
Congratulations to Darlene, John, and Abe!!
WINNING BID: $4,420.50
Music legends aren’t born easily. It has to be just the right band, with just the right sound, coming along at just the right time. That band was Montrose, and that sound was heavy, melodic, no-holds-barred rock and roll.
The critics called them “a scorching outfit…” “incredibly impressive…” “part [Jeff] Beck, part Led Zeppelin, and three-fourths nitroglycerin…” “sheer rock and roll ecstasy.”
The original Montrose remains the stuff of rock and roll legend, the ultimate stateside power trio with vocals. The songs are a virtual greatest hits of American hard rock: “Rock the Nation,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” “Space Station #5,” “I Got the Fire,” “Jump On It,” and the immortal “Rock Candy.” The fans have been begging for more ever since.
But Ronnie Montrose has always followed his heart. Ever anxious to take his music to the next level, in 1979 he founded the trailblazing band Gamma, a group whose trio of ahead-of-their-time albums were an explosion of guitar and synthesizer pyrotechnics anchored by a bluesy edgeHe’d battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. He is truly missed, but we’re glad to have shared with him while we could.
Visit Ronnie’s Web Page for more info: www.ronniemontrose.com
Or look him up on youtube! youtube.com/officialmontrose