Newspaper Article Helps Student Procure Grant

Courtesy &nbsp&nbsp Lorenzo Wood is a young musician from Alameda. He sings as well as plays guitar, drums, piano and keyboards, bass, ukulele and mandolin. He also records and produces his own music.

Newspaper Article Helps Student Procure Grant

Thanks to a tip he received in the Alameda Sun, (“Innovative Young People Can Apply for $5,000,” Oct. 25, 2018) Alameda musician Lorenzo Wood has been awarded a Hunter Watson Memorial Fund Grant to obtain and install professional-quality equipment in his recording studio. The studio will welcome and encourage local musicians and songwriters of all ages and experience. 

Wood currently attends Alameda High School as a junior. He has been performing as a singer and musician from a young age. He performed on stage at the Park Street Spring Festival last year and will again this year.

Wood has been writing, producing and recording as well. He released his debut EP, recorded at his studio, last year at the age of 15. Stream, or download Wood’s music and find more information at

The Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund, a non-profit fund established by friends and colleagues in memory of Hunter Watson awarded the grant. Watson was about to enter his junior year at Syracuse University when he died tragically as a passenger in an automobile accident in the summer of 2016.

More information about the Hunter Watson Memorial Fund and links for supporting the fund’s grant projects, are available on its website at