Carlos Santana and Les Paul Added to Growing Number of Artists Contributing to the ‘Wear Your Music’ Campaign

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana

Relix, the magazine for music, announced that guitar legends Carlos Santana and Les Paul have been added to the list of musicians participating in its “Wear Your Music” campaign. Created by noted designer Hannah Gasner of AZU Studio and Relix President/Publisher Steve Bernstein and sponsored by DR Handmade Strings, the Relix Band is a fashionable accessory created by previously played strings from top artists. The bracelets are available at

I think this is a terrific idea and I’m more than happy to be a part of it,” said  Carlos Santana. “The charity component is very important to me — and this is a great way to repurpose something that might otherwise just be thrown way.”Participating artists currently include blues legend Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Counting Crows, Les Paul, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Peter Frampton, Dickey Betts, Mike Gordon, Warren Hayes, Les Claypool, Goo Goo Dolls, Spearhead front man Michael Franti, Hot Tuna, Ziggy Marley, David Grisman, Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Umphrey’s McGee, Slightly Stoopid, Little Feat and Baaba Maal. Additional artists will be announced in the near future.

All profits go to charities personally selected by the donating artists, or to the following music-related charities: voter-registration organization Headcount; Carlos Santana‘s Milagro Foundation; Grateful Dead charity The Rex Foundation; SEVA, which works to reduce avoidable blindness; and Rock ‘n’ Wrap It Up, which delivers leftover backstage catering to people in need.

About Relix: The Magazine for Music

Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United States. Relix is known as the bible of improvisational rock music — while also covering everything from folk and blues to reggae, world beat and electronic music. With a readership of 300,000, Relix is a trusted voice for the passionate live music fan.

About AZU, Inc

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