Raising The Blues, Ltd.   
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A letter from a recipient of Raising The Blues, Ltd. services:

"I want to thank you once again for all of your support and for the truly great concert last Monday! I have received so many positive comments about the event, and about your generous donation.  But the most important and exciting thing to share is that one of the teens who attended became so inspired by the blues concert that he asked for guitar instruction on a daily basis until he was discharged on Friday. It gave him motivation and focus and of course, to encourage him in his new-found passion guess what he received to go home with?? You guessed it, the black and white version of the 2 donated guitars. His mom cried and he flopped back on the bed (he was standing) in surprise when we wheeled in the boxed guitar in a red wagon into his room.  It really shows me that this was the perfect time for you to come! And if you hadnt come, this boy would have gone home with no hope of becoming a musical person but now he has a sense of purpose, and the wherewithal to pursue a new-found passion!  You guys are the best!! Thanks for all the work you do-". Anne - Music Therapist at Children's Hospital in NY"

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A Thank You from some of the kids in our program... 

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American Association of Music Therapy Awards Raising The Blues, Ltd the 2009 Advocate of Music Therapy Award.


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In memory of the Queen of the Blues, Miss Koko Taylor, who brought joy and inspiration to all of us...we will miss you!


Raising The Blues, Ltd. has received notes of encouragement or endorsement from the following (click on their names to learn more about them):

Artists

Lurrie BELL

Tab BENOIT

Eric BIBB

Elvin BISHOP

Barbara BLUE

Sugar BLUE

Fiona BOYES

Eugene 'Hideaway' BRIDGES

Ronnie Baker BROOKS

Wayne Baker BROOKS

Nappy BROWN

Jimmy BURNS

Grady CHAMPION

Eddy CLEARWATER

Bob CORRITORE

Murali CORYELL

Billy COX

Debbie DAVIES

DELTA HIGHWAY

Antje DUVEKOT

Ronnie EARL

Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

Tinsley ELLIS

Ernie & The Automatics

Michael FALZARANO

Mary FLOWER

Motor City Josh FORD

Ruthie FOSTER

Ed GERHARD

HARPER

Michael 'Hawkeye' HERMAN

James Hunter

Pete HUTTLINGER

Teresa JAMES

James 'Super Chikan' JOHNSON

Bruce KATZ

Peter KARP

Jorma KAUKONEN

Eddie KIRKLAND

Professor LAURIE

Brian LEE

Jeremy LYONS

Doug MACLEOD

Janiva MAGNESS

Bob MARGOLIN

Rico McFARLAND

James MONTGOMERY

Dorothy MOORE

Mark NOMAD

Pat PEPIN

Honey PIAZZA

Rod PIAZZA

Jeff PITCHELL

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

Duke ROBILLARD

Tad ROBINSON

Robin ROGERS

Melvia Chick RODGERS

Bobby RUSH

ShadowBox Blues Band

Eddie SHAW

Eddie Vaan SHAW

Stuu SHAW

'Mississippi' Jon SHORT

Gina SICILIA

Watermelon SLIM

Jason 'Razorblade' STEWART

Bob STROGER

Hubert SUMLIN

Koko TAYLOR

Melvin TAYLOR

James 'Broadway' THOMAS

Lil Dave THOMPSON

Walter TROUT

Jimmie VAUGHAN

Phillip WALKER

Lydia WARREN

'Monster' Mike WELCH

TJ WHEELER

Roger Hurricane WILSON

Saso ZVER


Industry Leaders

Paul BENJAMIN

President of Board of Directors

The Blues Foundation

North Atlantic Blues Festival


Barbara BLUE

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation


Betsie BROWN

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Blind Raccoon Productions


Randy CHORTKOFF

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Delta Groove Productions


Clayman EDWARDS

President

HOHNER, INC.


Domenic FORCELLA

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

WFCS 107.7 FM

Jostein FORSBERG

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Notadden Blues Festival


John HAHN

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Manager for Shemekia Copeland


Bruce IGLAUER

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Alligator Records


Kevin KANE

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau


Fred LITWIN

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Northern Blues Music


Karen MCFARLAND

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Mississippi Valley Blues Society


Dorothy MOORE

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Farish Street Records


Pat MORGAN

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Manager for Pinetop Perkins


Chris SABIE

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Sabie Guitar Works


Jay SIELMAN

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation


Steve SIMON

St. John Blues Festival & BLUZAPALOOZA


Dave SKOWRON

Red Bear Trading


Art TIPALDI

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Blues Revue Magazine


Bill WAX

Board of Directors,

The Blues Foundation

Bluesville XM74