Facebook page helps musicians find stolen gear
Jul. 24, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear.
Tracy Kreuser tells the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1ufBahk) she hopes the page she created last month will generate tips and help musicians get their lost equipment back.
She envisions the site as a central hub for people to post photos of missing instruments and facts about the thefts. The site already has photos of a half-dozen stolen guitars.
Kreuser books bands for Chicago venues. She says many musicians are barely making a living and can't afford a major loss of equipment.
The New York band Go Deep is one example. The band lost all its equipment and a van in Chicago in May. Band member Chris Kneale says the band is still recovering from the loss.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index