Anthony David & AWOL ATL Youth Album Project

November 10, 2013

Anthony David & AWOL All Walks of Life, Inc. to Produce “Red Clay Chronicles 2.0-The Voice of the Youth”

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Atlanta, GA-11/4/13- Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David will partner with education-based non-profit organization, All Walks of Life, Inc. (AWOL) to work with local youth ages 12-18 to produce an album of new, original music in Spring 2014. The official kick-off for the project will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at The Loft located at 1374 West Peachtree St. and will feature Anthony David & the Do Gooders live. Tickets can be purchased at

www.CenterStage-Atlanta.com.

Also a Meet & Greet to discuss the project will be held at Joystick Gamebar on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6-8pm 427 Edgewood Ave. SE for community members and fans to hear from AD on all the project details.

Dubbed as the “Lead Community Instigator,” Anthony David and AWOL Executive Director DaVena Jordan have launched a Kickstarter campaign entitled, “Red Clay Chronicles 2.0-The Voice of the Youth.” The $5,000 campaign is up and running and will end December 21, 2013. For the project, David will lead a group of young ATL artists on the journey of creating an album of new music over the course of the 22-week youth program. Youth participants will be encouraged to look at songwriting as a means of expressing the needs for social change and empowering both artists and audience to improve the world in which they live.

“I have always wanted to be a resource for the many young people I see in my neighborhood who may lack the resources to change their dreams into a reality. With this project we want to see them actively take part in their own future and create music that inspires others to do the same,” says David.

Founded in David’s hometown of Savannah, GA, AWOL’s mission is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of Poetry, Hip-Hop and Life. For a decade, the organization has provided project-based learning activities and local artist-mentors to help at-risk youth realize their full potential. The organization is no stranger to working with youth from challenging situations, including those referred from local juvenile justice systems, and has been recognized locally and nationally for its efforts. AWOL has been twice named as one of the countries top 50 youth arts organization by the President’s Committee for Arts & Humanities. “Red Clay Chronicles 2.0” will be the debut project for the organization’s effort to expand into Atlanta.

“We are all humbled by the commitment level of Mr. David in his efforts to really work hands-on with the kids from AWOL. Until now, he has traveled back and forth to Savannah mentoring and teaching our young people, we are excited at the opportunity to finally be able to provide our unique brand of youth development and project based learning to Atlanta youth, Tony Jordan, Founder, AWOL, Inc.

 

Through the Kickstarter campaign, the project is seeking financial support for the project, Red Clay Chronicles 2.0, to help cover expenses like studio recording time, CD-duplication, album mixing and mastering services, and general program supplies. In addition in-kind support in the form of donated space and artist volunteers are also welcomed. Individuals and companies that back the project through its Kickstarter campaign will be eligible to receive free tickets to the 11/15/13 concert event at minimum support levels. You can visit the groups Kickstarter page at : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1246700344/red-clay-chronicles-20-the-voice-of-the-youth

It’s also possible to make a tax-deductible donation directly to AWOL through its website: www.awolinc.org

Links to high resolution images for media use: Credit-AWOL, Inc.

Anthony David w/AWOL Youth

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AWOL youth learning music editing software skills

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AWOL youth album cover -Photo Credit-Linda Reno

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