Tuesday, November 25, 2014
– The Americana Music Association announced today its first annual fundraising drive,
which runs through Dec. 20.
Proceeds will go towards meeting the increased demands of the Association's growth and to lay the groundwork for an endowment to continue the work of advocating for the American roots music around the world.
Items include: a private tour of the Grammy Museum with Executive Director Bob Santelli; a private tour of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum by President & CEO Greg Harris; lunch with Jonathan Levine of Paradigm Talent Agency; dinner with radio promoter Al Moss, VIP access for two to Americanafest 2015; two tickets to Sturgill Simpson's Austin City Limits taping and a private tour for two of Moody Theater in Austin by Austin City Limits and producer Terry Lickona and a day in the studio with nine-time Grammy-winning producer and engineer Gary Paczosa.
New items will be added each week through Dec. 15. Upcoming lots include a cruise, autographed guitars and executive one-on-ones.
The AMA relies on the financial support of the community to sustain its various projects throughout the year.
This past year, the AMA supported new Grammy categories for American roots music artists; lobbying for a seat at a congressional debate, where Rosanne Cash spoke in support of fair pay for artists and songwriters; producing the first tribute to honor the Everly Brothers after the passing of Phil Everly; and curating a weeklong event in New York City, Americanafest NYC, in partnership with Lincoln Center.