Interview date: 4.26.12
Chris Joseph is co-founder of the Threadhead Cultural Foundation. This foundation officially launched in 2009 to support local musicians, although the organization existed informally long before then. As Chris explains, this organization is unusual in that most of its members do not live in New Orleans. Nevertheless, all the proceeds from fundraisers go to support New Orleans musicians. Chris tells us how the organization began and describes the role hurricane Katrina played. The groups' next fundraiser is this Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Among other great New Orleans musicians who will perform at the fundraiser is trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, who will turn 101 years old on July 17, 2012. Visit the website, thrfoundation.com, for more information on the organization and the fundraiser.
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