House Tribute CD Advances Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts
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
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
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
celebrates Brown and his poetic, roots-oriented music and
songwriting, which has had a major impact on innumerable artists. The CD
features singers Lucinda
(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
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.”
is available at www.breastcancerfund.org or
online and at fine stores everywhere.
Red House Records, Inc.