When you’re in a band and on tour stuff breaks all the time — especially guitar strings. That’s why every month the folks at Ernie Ball team up with OurStage to help out one of our top-ranking artists. In May, the support of OurStage’s fan judges launched Nova Scotian rockers Matt Mays & El Torpedo into the Top 10 of the Rock Channel. Their track “Building a Boat” features all the scorching hot guitar riffs and fist pumping rhythms you want out of a classic rock tune. To reward the band, the group will receive a year’s supply of Ernie Ball guitar and bass strings — a prize that will come in handy when they open for The Black Crowes at the upcoming FredRock Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 20th as a kick off for a set of summer tour dates in Ontario and Alberta.