Branches of the Spring-Spring Fed Special Projects
Spring Fed Records couldn't possibly produce all of these projects without the help of some very special sponsors and collaborators. Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Humanities Tennessee and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Folklore Society, and the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University.
Funding and support from these agencies helps to create innovative projects that combines high quality music, historical images and content. For example, John Work III: Recording Black Culture is enhanced by a traveling exhibit. Our next project about the life of Mississippi John Hurt will also include a traveling exhibit. Interested in showcasing these exhibit in your gallery space? Just give us a call or email email@example.com.
Spring Fed Records also recieved a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct a field study of religious music in Middle Tennessee. Springfed fieldworkers collected religious music in locations like family gatherings, dinners, and religious services. Middle Tennessee proves an ideal place for this study, because of the influx of new immigrant groups to the area (in addition to many established groups. We collected songs in Latino, African American, Anglo American and Filipino communities. This project, I'm Believin: Gospel Music in Middle Tennessee is enhanced by a related website.
And of course you can't forget the source of the spring. After the 2002 release of Uncle Dave at Home, Springfed contributed to a related Arts Center project-a self guided audio driving tour celebrating Uncle Dave, country music's first superstar and the King of the Hill Billies.You can download the entire tour here.
Spring Fed always has new projects in the pipeline, so check back often for updates.