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Ghost Player: Relive the Magic production crew helps produce multiple Grammy nominee Greg Brown Concert DVD
The Artists Recovery Fund Benefit Concert DVD starring Greg Brown and featuring Radoslav Lorkovic was nominated for an award at the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Innovation and Excellence Awards – the Ickys.
The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA), a group of 150 arts and culture organizations located in the 11-county area around the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor held the 4th Annual Meeting and Excellence in Innovation Awards (aka “The Icky’s!” on the Coe College campus on January 24, 2010.
Greg Brown began his career, in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City Iowa at the young age of 18, and has since, toured with A Prairie Home Companion, has recorded more than a dozen albums and has numerous concert credits to his name. Many have lauded Brown's songwriting, and Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter have performed his songs. Brown was one of a select few A-list singer/songwriters who contributed tracks for the recent Golden Globle and SAG award winning film "Crazy Heart" starring Jeff Bridges.
Brown took the stage with pianist Radoslav Lorkovic during the Artist Recovery Fund Benefit Concert in the fall of 2008. A group of University of Iowa graduate students organized the Artists Recovery Fund to help University of Iowa art and music students who had lost creative work, art-making tools, and musical instruments during the devastating floods of 2008. Since the fund has successfully completed its goal for the UI arts and music students, all proceeds are now going to New Bohemia Group in Cedar Rapids. New Bohemia will use funds raised to help them rebuild their arts community in and around Czech village that was completely devastated by the floods.
Although the Artist Recovery Fund Concert DVD did not get chosen as one of the finalist for the award's ceremony the DVD has garnered praise for the quality audio mastered by Tucker Burnes (of Tucker Burnes Recording). Joe Scherrman filmed the concert. Scherrman and DreamCatcher Production are known for his award-winning documentary, GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC. Receive the Brown Concert DVD as a gift for your $30, or more, donation. Proceeds go to New Bohemia. Contact DreamCatcher Production: Toll Free 877-423-4740, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit E-bay.