Rock guitar Goddess Orianthi and American Idol finalist James Durbin (who was the metal dude) performed at a benefit concert to help raise scholarship money for the Rock School Scholarship Fund, a non-profit group that raises money for kids nationwide who want to attend a rock school.
In addition to rocking out on stage, the duo took time to interact with the kiddies.
Orianthi said, “I had so much fun jamming out with the kids. They are all so talented and sweet. I knew from when I was six that music would be my life and I used to spend most of my time in the music room. It’s sad to hear that music programs are often removed from public schools, so it meant a lot to be a part of the Rock School Scholarship Fund show.”
James threw in his two cents saying, “If it weren’t for music scholarships I wouldn’t have been able to learn what I know now. I play music because it’s what I love to do and every single kid that I met at the event had that same fire. I’m so happy I got to do this because it reminds me to have fun. Playing with those kids brought my fire back. The fire that made me want to be a singer in the first place. A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to the RSSF, the teachers, all the kids and to anyone and everyone who supports this great cause.”
I bet the kids had a blast!