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Hey Bates: we got your back.

Organized by: Serena McKinney

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THE STORY:

Jonathan Bates, aka Big Black Delta, is a musical genius. Today he was robbed of almost everything he owns. (It's a good thing you can't steal true love.) Together, we can help him get it back.

On May 14th Jon went to retrieve a vacuum cleaner (yes) from his Public Storage space and found all of his belongings gone. With one crowbar he was robbed of 90% of his earthly possessions. All of his gear, his laptop, thousands of records, stage lights, all Big Black Delta merchandise, Fender Coronados, his rig, essentially everything he needs to put on a show...to make music.  

On the same day he came home, after dealing with the police at the storage unit, to find out that his identity was also stolen. 

This is where you come in. Jon doesn't know we're going to post this. He would never ask you for this kind of support, but we are. Insurance will cover only $2000.00 which is a small dent. Anything you can give will make a difference. We know there are all kinds of heartbreaking stories out there, and we are asking you to make a small (or donation of any size) to turn this one around. 

With your help he can buy back the gear it takes to make his living, to create the music that we know many people love. 

Thank you in advance for your generous hearts! 

Just some backround: Jonathan Bates' solo project Big Black Delta was born from a several year hiatus from the music industry. After creating several EP's and one LP with the Los Angeles based rock band Mellowdrone, Bates decided to leave the band in order to develop his conscious and create a different style of music. He bought a laptop from friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Sonoio) and from there started creating a minimal, innovative sound that would transform into Big Black Delta.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz8yif7FWDU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8-AbXqv4M


 

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Serena McKinney

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Donor Comments

Jeffrey Clements

Jeffrey Clements

DONATION: $25

Hope this helps a little...sorry it's not more. Love your music! 1 month ago

DoItForMe

DoItForMe

DONATION: $10

MeAndMySong 1 year ago

Tristan Bondici

Tristan Bondici

DONATION: $25

Love this music, I hope everything turns around. 1 year ago

B256F

B256F

DONATION: $200

Hey Jon! I found your music at a real shit time in my life and it helped get me through a lot. Hope this helps :) Can't wait to see you on tour!!! 2 years ago

CvH

CvH

DONATION: $25

Jonathan, you're an amazing artist, and an amazing person for what you've made it through recently. Here's a small thanks for what you've done for me. 2 years ago

ECHEFF

ECHEFF

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ste Lewis

Ste Lewis

DONATION: $25

Jonathan - Love your music like all those that are lucky enough to have heard it. Can't wait to hear the new stuff!! All the best from UK 2 years ago

Bemular

Bemular

DONATION: $49.99

Hey Jon. I'm that guy that looks like Tony. The wife and I still listen to Mellowdrone all the time, and a little of the Delta. We're so sorry to hear about what happened, and we know you have not made enough money off of us over the years. We wish you the best going forward. Since the music biz email you sent me many years ago via Facebook, you'll be happy to know that I now posses a children's song that gets almost 10,000 youtube views a day (The Planets Song). My adult music has been a flop, but the kiddies get it. Anyway, stay cool. Hope to see you out somewhere again. Todd 2 years ago

Tina

Tina

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Katie May

Katie May

DONATION: $10

Donating a second time to get you to that $5,000 mark. 2 years ago

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