Wow. Welcome to Athens, Georgia. I'm bringing you down (from the continental U.S. only) for a fun weekend checking out local music, eating fine food, and playing corn hole at Little Kings! Oh, and you get all of the above too..
The Patron Deal: You're a true patron of the arts. A griot is a traditional Mande bard, praise singer, and oral historian. As a griot of the Kouyate clan, I will compose a song singing your praises in Bambara and include it on the record! Oh, and you get the above (minus the guitar if it's already taken).
OK. This is wild. Can't give you the guitar if someone's already beaten you to the $5,000 mark, but pack your bags.. we're going to Mali! You're coming with me to record the album, you'll meet my Malian friends, and it'll be the trip of a lifetime!