Co-creator & Promoter
LETTER FROM THE
PAUL BUTTERFIELD FUND AND SOCIETY
Butterfield Fund and Society
Squitieri & Gabriel Butterfield
Box 577 Sopchoppy Florida 32358
March 3, 2009
Whom It May Concern:
are writing to endorse ALLAN SPIELMAN, SONNY HUDSON,
RETROFEST and their upcoming Retrofest event to raise funds on the
behalf of The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society (PBFS).
We have been watching the ongoing diligence and efforts put forth by
Allan Spielman of Retro Fest (www.retro69.net)
to his many charitable endeavors for numerous organizations and have
been very pleased with Allan’s professionalism, passion and hard work
that have been put into orchestrating such events. Allan has graciously
stepped forward offering to orchestrate such an event to benefit the
Paul Butterfield Fund and Society.
have given Allan Spielman permission to use our name and collect prizes
and/or funds on our behalf for the upcoming RetroFest scheduled to take
place on Saturday March 14th 2009--a gathering of local long island
blues artists featuring SONNY HUDSON, FRANK LATORRE, DENNIS NATTER,
JIM MORAN ,RUSSELL"HITMAN" ALEXANDER
and TOMMY "T-BONE " MAZZAPELLA.
among others in tribute to the music of Paul
Butterfield from 1965 through 1987, and benefiting the Paul
Butterfield Fund and Society, (Saturday March 14
2009 at the Sunset Grill in Seaford, NY.)
of proceeds will go to a new local blues harp program
in the NYC public school system that is being started by SONNY
HUDSON , a well known NY
harmonicas and Butterfield protégé.
In the 1930's there were many harmonica "camps" here. It was a
way to provide low cost music to Depression era kids. Many famous
harmonica players came out of such camps and started harmonica
quartets and harmonica orchestras.
Since starting and supporting
these types of programs are one of the things PFFS does, PBFS
is allocating half of the event's proceeds to this program .
We greatly appreciate your consideration and support of this event and
Retro69 and hope that you will be able to assist SONNY HUDSON
& ALLAN SPIELMAN in some capacity. Feel free to contact
us directly at 305-304-2226 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have additional questions or need further information
you for your time and consideration,