Wilco, Black Keys Donate to Andy Richardson Memorial Auction


In early September, the Twin Cities music community lost a dear friend in Andy Richardson. The musician, sound engineer, husband, and father was only 36. Remembrances from his wife, Moe, and coworkers at effects pedal company ZVEX Effects addressed his sense of humor, generosity, and creativity.

Now the larger community is giving back. Both a memorial fund sale and benefit auction featuring over 150 items will provide support for his wife and three-year-old son, Bronson. Several musicians, including Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, the Black Keys, Spoon, and more have donated autographed limited edition pedals and other memorabilia.

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RIP, Andy Richardson, member of "a bazillion" Twin Cities bands

Here are links to auction items from Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, Cage the Elephant, the Black Keys, Har Mar Superstar, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Spoon, Tera Melos, and Midlake. Several items, like the Mascis pedal pictured above, are hand-painted and one-of-a-kind.

The auction runs until October 12. Also, the Andy Richardson Memorial Fund page has additional music gear from Richardson's personal collection up for sale. All proceeds will cover moving expenses and childcare for Richardson's family.

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