Create a sustainable reform program with a creative and educational component
The Tension & Insights
You can't fake the blues, the blues inherently comes from a place of pain and turmoil.
Find an authentic source of the Blues.
Five To Life Records
Launch a reform program that's also doubles as a Blues record label.
It starts in Detriot
Members of the Detroit Blues Society will educate inmates at the Old Wayne County Jail in Detroit. They'll cover blues history and basic music composition. The blues requires less technical training; the more weathered the singer the better.
As the program progresses
Standout inmates will be selected to perform their original songs live. The performance will take place in the Old Wayne County Jail, while being broadcast live to ticketed viewers in historic blues theaters across the country.
We'll record Old Wayne County Jail Live and release four songs on a 7" record. Profits from record sales will go right back into funding the Five To Life program at Old Wayne County Jail and kick starting new programs in other prisons. We'll crowd-fund each release and put the profits back into the program.
Allison Apperson | Anthony Kondeati | Kevin Fitz