The Foundation for Bluegrass Music has released a new promotional video to help spread the word about their work, how simply wonderful bluegrass music is, and how you can help them spread that message far and wide.
It features remarks from a number of young bluegrass artists, giving them a chance to share their passion for the music. There are also comments from folks who work hard to promote traditional string music in schools and with young people generally.
The primary function of the Foundation is to provide grants to deserving organizations who, as their web site suggests, “support educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation activities of public benefit” within the bluegrass community. They have been operating since 2007.
Though they share an address with IBMA, the FFBM is separately charted as a charitable organization, so gifts and donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. IBMA keeps their books as well, and the IBMA Executive Director serves as an officer, though they maintain a separate Board of Directors.
Here’s the video, shot and edited by Joseph T. Spence at Veritas Media Group.
Donations can be made online.