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Rocky mountain music relief

Elevation for Musicians in Need

 
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Elevation for MUsicians in need

 
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MISSION

Rocky Mountain Music Relief (RMMR) was created to raise money to alleviate suffering amongst the Houston and Gulf Coast musician population, which has suffered devastating losses due to Hurricanes. The RMMR mobilizes the Colorado music and media community to raise money through concerts and donations.

VISION

Our vision as a community is to raise $1,000,000 in concert ticket sales and donations in a period of nine months. The music and media community is offering its heartfelt talent, time and promotional resources to create events that will provide financial resources to victims of hurricane destruction.

 
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RMMR concert series


Sept 15 \ FRI \ Oriental \ Denver, CO

4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212


Sept 17 \ SUN \ Dazzle \ Denver, CO

1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202


Sept 19 \ TUE \ Soiled Dove \ Denver, CO

7401 East 1st Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80230


Sept 27 \ WED \ Summit Music Hall \ Denver, CO

1902 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202


Sept 28 \ THURS \ Live@Jack's \ Denver, CO

500 16th St #320, Denver, CO 80202


Oct 3 \ TUE \ Cervantes \ Denver, CO

2637 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205

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WHO WE ARE

Cass Clayton Is front woman and slide guitar player for two bands: Hogback Blues Band and 7th Heaven. Her blues influence and 3-octave vocal range have also kept her busy in the studio as an independent artist and session musician. Her two newest singles, “Woman In The Way” and “Fell From Grace” are available on her website and iTunes. On the business side, Cass has 15 years of non-profit management and fundraising with multiple organizations, including VP of Marketing and Development for Colorado Ballet, Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of CO and grant writer for Family Tree. 

Cass Clayton

Is front woman and slide guitar player for two bands: Hogback Blues Band and 7th Heaven. Her blues influence and 3-octave vocal range have also kept her busy in the studio as an independent artist and session musician. Her two newest singles, “Woman In The Way” and “Fell From Grace” are available on her website and iTunes. On the business side, Cass has 15 years of non-profit management and fundraising with multiple organizations, including VP of Marketing and Development for Colorado Ballet, Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of CO and grant writer for Family Tree. 

Chris "K" Kresge aka "goat" Is the founder and president of Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC.  "Goat" produces and hosts the syndicated radio program the Colorado Playlist (www.coloradoplaylist.com heard statewide throughout Colorado on over 20 FM frequencies, and is also one of the on air staff members at 105.5 The Colorado Sound (www.coloradosound.org).  As well as being a radio personality in Northern Colorado going back to 1978, Chris has been a working musician in Colorado, fronting his own band, GOATZ! (www.goatzmusic.com) as well as playing in a number of other bands - supporting the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Guy Clark, Cross Canadian Ragweed and others, at some of the region's top music venues and festival events.

Chris "K" Kresge aka "goat"

Is the founder and president of Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC.  "Goat" produces and hosts the syndicated radio program the Colorado Playlist (www.coloradoplaylist.com heard statewide throughout Colorado on over 20 FM frequencies, and is also one of the on air staff members at 105.5 The Colorado Sound (www.coloradosound.org).  As well as being a radio personality in Northern Colorado going back to 1978, Chris has been a working musician in Colorado, fronting his own band, GOATZ! (www.goatzmusic.com) as well as playing in a number of other bands - supporting the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Guy Clark, Cross Canadian Ragweed and others, at some of the region's top music venues and festival events.

Dave Perlowski The earliest memory I have of wanting to play music was as a toddler playing the pots in my parents' kitchen, pretending I was Gene Krupa and though my mom's intent was that I learn the piano, both parents relented and set me on a percussive life path when I was in the 4th grade.  Through the angst of my teens, to the heartache of breakups and even through the pressure of managing a national sales organization music has been and remains my anchor and I can't imagine what a day without it would be like. Jumping into RMMR to help the thousands who have lost their means of expression and livelihood at the hand of tragedy makes more sense to me than nearly any other organization I've ever supported. We have much to do, but it's not work when it's from the heart.

Dave Perlowski

The earliest memory I have of wanting to play music was as a toddler playing the pots in my parents' kitchen, pretending I was Gene Krupa and though my mom's intent was that I learn the piano, both parents relented and set me on a percussive life path when I was in the 4th grade.  Through the angst of my teens, to the heartache of breakups and even through the pressure of managing a national sales organization music has been and remains my anchor and I can't imagine what a day without it would be like. Jumping into RMMR to help the thousands who have lost their means of expression and livelihood at the hand of tragedy makes more sense to me than nearly any other organization I've ever supported. We have much to do, but it's not work when it's from the heart.

JOE MICHAELS From the day Joe Michaels walked into the Fillmore East in 1969 he was hooked on music. From his young days working with Blood Sweat and Tears, The Stones and Larry Graham to hi current award winning work with Shaun Murphy, Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Deanna Bogart and Bobby Messano has won critical acclaim, Music has been kind to Joe all of his life and has  lead him to want to give back and help the music community in any way he can. The Rocky Mountain Music Relief mission means so much to this end, he is all in.

JOE MICHAELS

From the day Joe Michaels walked into the Fillmore East in 1969 he was hooked on music. From his young days working with Blood Sweat and Tears, The Stones and Larry Graham to hi current award winning work with Shaun Murphy, Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Deanna Bogart and Bobby Messano has won critical acclaim, Music has been kind to Joe all of his life and has  lead him to want to give back and help the music community in any way he can. The Rocky Mountain Music Relief mission means so much to this end, he is all in.

Gregg Adams Began as a musician, embarked on a successful Information Technology career, and ran 2 Fat Farmer Productions, an artist management organization.  He personally managed 2-X Grammy award winning band Arrested Development, former Lumineers guitarist Maxwell Hughes, Michael Kirkpatrick, Carlton Pride, Fierce Bad Rabbit and many others.  Gregg spends his leisure time with his wife of 24 years Wendy, their dog Emma and William Catner, their wonder cat. 

Gregg Adams

Began as a musician, embarked on a successful Information Technology career, and ran 2 Fat Farmer Productions, an artist management organization.  He personally managed 2-X Grammy award winning band Arrested Development, former Lumineers guitarist Maxwell Hughes, Michael Kirkpatrick, Carlton Pride, Fierce Bad Rabbit and many others.  Gregg spends his leisure time with his wife of 24 years Wendy, their dog Emma and William Catner, their wonder cat. 

Mike Golden Is the past president, vice president and director of Education for the Colorado Blues Society.  In those roles he has raised funds for music education, musician's health and housing relief, flood relief and overseen the award winning Blues in the Schools program.  Mike has also actively volunteered with and donated to the Bluestar Foundation organization and organized music festivals, jams and house parties since 2002 in Colorado.

Mike Golden

Is the past president, vice president and director of Education for the Colorado Blues Society.  In those roles he has raised funds for music education, musician's health and housing relief, flood relief and overseen the award winning Blues in the Schools program.  Mike has also actively volunteered with and donated to the Bluestar Foundation organization and organized music festivals, jams and house parties since 2002 in Colorado.

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WHERE WILL THE FUNDING GO?

 

RMMR has established a relief fund in partnership with MusiCares®, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by the Recording Academy 25 years ago to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical and personal health issues. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation, medical expenses, clothing, instrument and recording equipment replacement, relocation costs, home repairs, debris removal and more. MusiCares’ previous disaster relief efforts have included victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, the Nashville floods, and Hurricane Sandy. Their Hurricane Katrina efforts alone provided a combined $4.3 million in aid to more than 3,500 clients. RMMR will donate 100% of proceeds to MusiCares to distribute on behalf of the citizens of Colorado. RMMR has no paid employees as a 100% volunteer organization, so all proceeds go directly to the cause.