US Senator Backs Deer Tick's Right to Carry Guitars

by Juan Carlos Melendez-Torres, Policy Intern

In the lead up to this past weekend’s Newport Folk Festival, reports surfaced on social media of an all-too-familiar tale: a musician once again encountering problems while attempting to board a flight with a musical instrument.  Last Wednesday, it was John McCauley, singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Rhode Island-based Deer Tick who was refused entry to his flight in Philadelphia by U.S. Airways.  The reason?  He wanted to take his guitar on board with him.  read more

Submitted by kevin on July 30, 2014 - 12:41pm
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