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For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2004  

Contact:   Bob Feldman  651-644-4161  
publicity@redhouserecords.com  

 

Red House Tribute CD Advances Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts

  Going Driftless Raises Over $50,000 for The Breast Cancer Fund

  St. Paul, MN - Red House Records and The Breast Cancer Fund  (TBCF) are pleased to announce that the CD Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown has raised over $50,000 for TBCF, which advocates for the identification and elimination  of environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer.  The CD features an all-star cast of women artists  performing their favorite Greg Brown songs. The artists and Brown himself donated all their royalties to the Fund.

  “We are thrilled that the success of Going Driftless has translated into a major donation to TBCF,” said Red House Records President Bob Feldman.  “Our mission has always been to make and distribute honest music in such a way that it does the most good in this world.....that it contributes to positive social change.   We’re hoping that the word-of-mouth, online sites and committed retailers keep this title alive. We want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

Going Driftless  celebrates Brown and his poetic, roots-oriented music and songwriting, which has had a major impact on innumerable artists. The CD features singers Lucinda Williams (whose track received a 2003 Grammy nomination), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Iris Dement, Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Gillian Welch and even Brown’s three daughters --  Pieta, Zoe and Constie.

  It was Brown’s personal request that proceeds from the sale of the album be donated to The Breast Cancer Fund  to honor the memory of Widdie Hall, a close friend who died from the disease.  Hall founded The Folkway, the legendary listening room in Peterborough, New Hampshire and was influential in the lives of many folk artists throughout the 1970s and 80s.   

  “The Breast Cancer Fund  works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy but a public health priority that demands action from all,” said Jeanne Rizzo, Fund director. “Greg, Red House and all the artists involved in Going Driftless  have certainly done their part. Their support keeps our efforts strong in working  to stop the breast cancer epidemic before it can affect countless more mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.”

  Going Driftless is available at www.breastcancerfund.org or

www.redhouserecords.com,  online and at fine stores everywhere.

Bob Feldman
Red House Records, Inc.
bobfeldman@redhouserecords.com

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