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To Whom It May Concern:
We wanted to take the time to introduce ourselves & our endeavors. We hope that we can join forces in some capacity with each other & entice your interest in our educational & charitable multi-media endeavors of PBFS.
“ The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society" (PBFS) was recently established by Salli Squitieri & Gabriel Butterfield-son of Paul Butterfield, w/the assistance of Dan Aykroyd & his wife Donna Dixon-Aykroyd & the sponsorship of Fractured Atlas (www.fracturedatlas.org) a NYC based non-profit art service organization.
PBFS is dedicated to the preservation and revival of the legacy of Paul Butterfield & to the rich traditions of the Blues styles of music through the support of the arts & those involved with the arts. PBFS strives to assist struggling artists w/emergency relief, project support & cultural enrichment, particularly those creative endeavors w/focus on projects dedicated to underprivileged & at risk children.
We are a relatively new, developing and quickly evolving entity gaining worldwide recognition and interest within a very short time.
PBFS is currently working on a series of ongoing projects including our Signature Project—“The PBFS Special Care Package for Struggling Artists”, our PBFS Educational Archival Exhibit representing segments of Paul Butterfield’s life and career, a networking & resource site for artists of all genres, the first time ever done film documentary on Paul Butterfield, an online petition for Paul Butterfield’s recognition into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Music project dedicated to the enhancement of performing artists careers & fundraising for PBFS & its many causes & endeavors, our assistance in whatever capacity possible for assorted benefits & fundraisers & an assortment of other projects.
As mentioned one of our signature projects is The PBFS Educational Archival Exhibit representing segments of Paul's life & career, which currently includes memorabilia--posters, handbills, tickets, art work etc, photographs, music, videos and personal artifacts of Paul's; likewise representing the arts & artists of that era.
The PBFS Educational Archival Exhibit was unveiled as part of a three day multi-media extravaganza on Dec 17th, 2004 at the Key West Hard Rock Cafe on Paul's birthday--a day when radio stations nationwide joined in memory of Paul & support of PBFS, by playing Paul's music throughout the day.
This collection continues to grow & we hope to have it on the road at various special events in the very near future.
PBFS is both an educational and charitable entity and as with an entity of this nature there are many ongoing needs and we are currently working on assorted outreach projects.
Through our assorted endeavors & projects we hope to not only preserve the memory of Paul Butterfield but likewise to bring forth a forum representing & supporting all art forms, assist new artists with recognition & bring forth some founding legends into a new era…
The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society Care Packages for Struggling Artists is a signature project we are very proud of & was established in 2004 & particularly close to home & heart, designed to assist artists with fundamental needs & special gift items to raise their spirits in times of hardship & letting struggling artists know that someone does care & does understand, & what the rest of the world is enjoying is not unreachable to them. We all deserve the best from time to time & wouldn’t it be nice to bring a smile & a moment of hope to someone who is in time of hardship.
Please join us in making a difference in the lives of those who color our world so brightly
* By making a donation to The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society
• Sponsor gift items or volunteer your services
• Contribute in whatever capacity you are able to.
• Let’s send a package that says we care.
The PBFS Special Care Package
*Enhances Awareness of Sponsors Products And Services
•The PBFS Special Care Package Provides Needs to Struggling Artists
• The PBFS Special Care Package Says We Care
While Introducing A Healthier Way of Life
In-kind-Donations and Funding are always needed for products, storage of, packaging, mailings & further promotion of the project.
The Film Documentary is a project comprised of a team collaboration to produce the first time ever done film documentary of the Legendary Bluesman & worldwide renowned harmonica player—Paul Butterfield (Gabriel’s Father).
The Film Documentary is with intent to preserve the legacy of a bluesman who changed the course of music history & made it possible for many musicians to be where they are today. It is our hope to bring forth this legacy and the music of Paul Butterfield to a new generation & to tell the story of a man & his musical journey.
The Team is comprised of PBFS Founders & Executive Directors, Gabriel Butterfield—son of Paul Butterfield & his wife Salli Squitieri (Executive Producers) In conjunction w/Award Winning Video & Documentary producer-Thom Pollard (Creative Director of Eyes Open Productions
• To name a few of the individuals interviewed & filmed were
Al Kooper, Sam Lay, Nick Gravenities, Corky Siegel, Barry Goldberg, Rick Reed, Jim Weider, Happy Traum & others.
A sneak peak of a few of the live interviews intended for use within a in progress polished promotional marketing trailer for purpose of obtaining interest and support for the actual full length first time ever film documentary on Paul Butterfield can be viewed by visiting:
Funding, equipment & sponsorship is required for the many aspects of this endeavor.
• Gabriel Butterfield’s Blues Sessions -The Painted Blues
•Intended to enhance the musical careers of all involved
• Merging local, national & renowned talents (Musicians are already in place, eager & waiting)
• Carrying on the rich traditions of the Blues Styles of music while
integrating other styles & bringing this forth to a new generation
•Providing cultural enrichment to communities & children's endeavors
• While enhancing public awareness of PBFS & raising funds for PBFS.
Development funding required
The Paul Butterfield online Petition is a direct effort to bring forth the worldwide fan base for Paul Butterfield and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band bringing forth the awareness that this global fan base who is in wonderment as to why Paul Butterfield and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band has yet to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Through this petition we hope to educate the RRHF of the pinnacle role that PB has to this day in music making history and how PBBB helped changed the course of music as we know it today making it possible for many of the known musicians to be where they are today.
About our Yahoo Group:
We are also pleased to say that this site has grown to be a warm welcoming and resourceful site with a plethora of talented and interesting individuals.
Among our members are many fans of Gabriel’s father—Paul Butterfield and of course many harmonica players, assorted musicians, fine artists, photographers, theatre people, editors, writers and magazines, Blues Societies, people from an array of arts related industries, radio stations and even folks from new Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain and Costa Rica.
We encourage you to introduce yourself, network and promote your creative endeavors, post interesting and informative arts related topics, ask questions, interact, become involved and enjoy…
• The PBFS 2007 Annual Staff Conference & Gathering In Conjunction W/Gabriel Butterfield’s Birthday Celebration & Blues Jam is being held again in Clarksdale MS Sept 6th to 10th.
• Held each year in September as a means to bring staff from around
the country to one location to brainstorm new ideas, finalize projects & review the progress & evolution of PBFS
• To Enhance Public Awareness for PBFS & Hopefully increase
•To offer a networking forum for Artists, Blues Lovers, Performers, Industry, Societies & more…
•To bring together musicians of all calibers to create, play some good music, manifest new performing opportunities & network
• Enhancing business for local establishments, merging local talent with national talent & bringing an enjoyable time to guests from around the country.
•Bringing people of all walks of life together to enjoy good conversation, good food and good music.
The 2007 Annual PBFS Gathering is already in the works
•PBFS has blocked off the entire Shack Up Inn facility & accommodations went quickly for this past affair.
•Anyone interested in attending in Sept 2007 Can Contact Salli Squitieri at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information and to reserve a room.
•News of this Hot Event is spreading fast and gaining worldwide attention
•Act Now, Plan to Join the Festivities, RSVP & Reserve Your Room.
This year we will be presenting for the first our PBFS award of Recognition and the recipient will be Alabama born legendary Bluesman—Sam Lay known for his double shuffle style of drumming and as the founding drummer for Howlin’ Wolf and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and currently of the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band and The Chicago Blues Reunion.
Sponsorship opportunities available
Please help spread the word, invite people and musicals to join us; the more the merrier.
PBFS Has Many Great Ideas & Concepts, However Concepts They Will Remain Without Support And Involvement.
The Following Are Just A Few Ways That You Can Assist:
• Join PBFS Today—Your Membership Support is Needed
• Volunteer a Service
• Funding & Sponsorship are Much Needed
• Donate Items for PBFS Special Care Packages, Membership Incentive
Rewards, Fundraising Prizes
• Spread the Word on PBFS
• Obtain A PBFS Wish List
• Become Involved
We look forward to hearing from you & Thank you so very much for taking the time to review this information.
Salli Squitieri & Gabriel Butterfield
1107 Key Plaza # 335
Key West, FL 33040
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