Last of the Breed Inc.
February 2nd, 2012
Dear Supporter of Bluegrass Music,
We at the Red Line Studios film company are currently producing a documentary about the legendary bluegrass musician and Rebel Records recording artist Dave Evans. We are working with Tom T. Hall and other notables in the bluegrass and country music communities to bring the project to life. This is a non-profit film, and with that, we are reaching out to bluegrass fans like you for support. If you are interested in learning more please keep reading:
Last of the Breed: The Dave Evans Story
Traditional bluegrass fans have long recognized Dave Evans for what he is: a living legend. Dave is one of the few true triple threats in the genre – a talented singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter. He has shared the stage with greats such as Larry Sparks and Ralph Stanley. Alison Krauss has cited him as one of her biggest inspirations. But while his contemporaries have seen crossover success with more mainstream audiences on the heels of O Brother Where Art Thou? and the growth of the IBMA, Dave remains largely unknown to wider listeners. Generally it’s hard to say why some musicians win recognition and fortune while many others linger in obscurity, but with Dave it’s clear that a 6 year incarceration during his prime years has deprived him of these rewards.
The Last of the Breed is a not-for-profit film that tells Dave’s amazing story of music, hardship, freedom, civil rights, redemption, and destiny. In association with The Kanawha Gateway Heritage Area and Fractured Atlas, Red Line Studios is reaching out to the bluegrass community for financial support. As every dollar counts we have set no minimum donation amount. And as a token of our thanks we will be giving away exclusive gifts to supporters of the film. Every donation is also eligible for a tax deduction because of our non-profit status. A fundraising goal of $30,000 has been set to film The Last of the Breed: The Dave Evans Story. Monies raised will help cover basic expenses such as travel, equipment rentals, archival research and lodgings for the professional film crew who is donating their services for this creative initiative.If you’ve ever been moved by the profound soulfulness of Dave’s music or if you’re just someone who roots for the underdog, please join us to make his story heard.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this film. To donate, or learn more about our project, please follow this link. You can also follow us on Facebook.
The Last of the Breed Team
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