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Cleveland, Ohio- A Rock-N-Roll Festival, in memory of local rocker Eric Robertson will benefit the Poor Elijah Foundation. The Eric’s Song festival was founded and organized by Trenda Jones and honors Cleveland area musicians past, present and future.

This years event features Denny Carlton, Donny Young, Jimmy Black & Friends, Euphoria, Bob Yocum & Sue Tewksbury, Raygus, Secret Friends, and Ted Riser’s Whipping Post with Special guest Michael Allman. Michael Allman is a supporter of Poor Elijah Foundation.

The festival is to be held Sunday, June 26 2011 at Live Wire, 7865 Plains Road, Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio.  Showtime is 2PM.

Concert Proceeds to benefit Poor Elijah Foundation.

www.poorelijahfoundation.org

Delaney Bramlett is being inducted into the MISSISSIPPI MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME! January 18, 2011… Michele, Suzanne and Bekka have just been informed and Bekka will be accepting the award for her Dad. Michele and Suzanne will be there in spirit and their written acceptance letters in honor of Delaney will be read! Thank you Mr. Brewer and Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame!
HorizonVU Music supports Delaney Bramlett deserves induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=247286568092 and The Poor Elijah Foundation http://poorelijahfoundation.com.

By: Michele Bramlett

“Just Paint What Your Dad Loved” were the words of Michael Allman as we discussed the cover art for his CD “To Delaney & Bonnie From The Friends of the Poor Elijah Foundation”. The figure in the top right corner is honoring Michael Allman and his dedication to the movement of PEF and the induction of D&B and Friends into the RRHOF.  Michael, with F Tom Skinner, and ”Friends of Poor Elijah” did an amazing job and the Bramlett family is so proud. You rocked it. Thank you.

Dad loved horses and he loved to ride. He loved our “Rock and Roll Ranch”.  He loved being home. My Dad was a brilliant composer and loved and rocked the most soulful horn sections. He heard music in his head all the time.

The guitar is a given…I can’t even imagine Dad without his guitar close by. He loved, and was influenced by, Robert Johnson. Dad said, “He was a good friend of mine ‘long time ‘fore I was born”. He loved his front porch. Swinging and singing and sitting on his chair and playin guitar and talking and telling storiesandlooking at his rosesI painted the corner of the album “The Original Delaney & Bonnie and Friends- Accept No Substitute” to honor the Magic.

The figure in the top left corner is from an image Jaesen created. My Dad loved to fly in his dreams. This symbolism was created during the first works of the Elijah Series. It represents Dads hand and who he touched directly. Those he taught, mentored, inspired, and loved.The back cover is an image of an empty greyhound tour bus by Jaesen Kanter. Can you imagine the stories on that bus?

Magic

Michele Bramlett

www.BramlettART.com

Michele Bramlett is Executive Director  of the Poor Elijah Foundation Poor Elijah Foundation. HorizonVU Music is an active supporter of PEF. Check out the site at PEF by clicking on the link found along with Artists and Friends of HVUM. Purchase downloads of  the Michael Allman CD “To Delaney & Bonnie From The Friends of the Poor Elijah Foundation” through SHOP HorizonVU Music http://blog.horizonvumusic.com/?page_id=2305


Michele Bramlett, Founder, Poor Elija Foundation

Michele Bramlett, Founder, Poor Elija Foundation

A while back, I wrote a piece for this blog entitled, “Delaney Bramlett deserves induction into the rockand Roll Hall of Fame” http://blog.horizonvumusic.com/?s=delaney.

We do believe that Delaney Bramlett deserves induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as we  have had more contact with the Bramlett family and friends, we have become supporters of the Poor Elijah Foundation (PEF). You’ll find the link under HorizonVU Music’s Partners and Friends on this page.

The Poor Elijah Foundation was created by Michele Bramlett (eldest daughter of Delaney Bramlett) along with her sisters and friends Maria Angel Schaefer, Lisa Marvin and Jaesen Kanter. Specifically the foundation works to “educate” the musician in the entertainment industry and provide financial assistance to working musicians who would otherwise slip through the cracks of the business. The long and short term plan is to raise monies through the production and promotion of charitable musical events, art exhibits, DVDs, CDs, and any other such fund-raising that are permitted under the povisions of the Foundation’s non-profit status.  Once all corporation costs are met; the remaining monies raised will go directly to the education/mentoring of and or assisting the musicians with financial relief.

Music legends Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett created some of the most distinctive and unique music of the early ’70s. Together their dynamic energy attracted Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duane Allman, Billy Preston, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Gerry McGee, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Tina Turner and so many more.

Delaney produced an assortment of artists such as Etta James ,Dorothy Morrison (on “Happy Day”) and wrote for and produced Elvin Bishop, John Hammond, Bobby Whitlock and The Staple Singers.He did the late great King Curtis’s last LP and taught Curtis how to sing, out of which two hits came, “Teasin” and “ Lonesome Long Way From Home”. King Curtis kept a room at Delaney’s and they spent hour after hour playing and recording together.

Bonnie was born sing. A fact not lost on those around her. She began singing at the tender age of 14 with Ike and Tina Turner. Bonnie remains the ONLY white Ike-ette. She also sang with The Allman Brothers Band, and is the ONLY Allman Sister.

Please join us in our support of the Poor Elijah Foundation. Plenty more news to follow!


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