Blues. It’s the sound of raw, unapologetic human emotion.
Born of struggle, hardship, overcoming and living to connect our common experiences through music. Originating in the Deep South at the end of the 19th century, no music genre is more American than the Blues … formed up out of spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants. While perhaps not one’s first thought when listening to the Blues, the range of emotions it evokes have a lot in common with those impacted by cancer. The realization of the gravity of one’s situation when diagnosed, the struggle to survive through treatment and, in the fortunate situations, the hopefulness found in the sheer will to live beyond.
Project Blues was born first in the hearts of a few good men who had experienced cancer helplessly watching loved ones struggle with the disease. The idea sprung up from the idea that there’s fellowship and healing in the Blues.
Pain . Fellowship . Passion. Healing . This is what brings us together in Project Blues.
The idea began to grow from three simple questions, “What if we could raise the awareness of the cancer resources available to those who need them but cannot afford them? What if we could connect more people to being diagnosed and therefore treated earlier? And, what if we could do this through the platform of the Blues?”
Today, the seed is planted with Project Blues — impactful projects related to Blues music designed to raise awareness and funding to help people without resources connect with cancer resources that can help them. A simple, but powerful idea. And, you can be part of it.