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Traditional bluegrass fans have long recognized Dave Evans for what he is: a living legend. Dave is one of the few true triple threats in the genre - a talented singer, banjo picker, and songwriter.

He has shared the stage with greats such as Larry Sparks and Ralph Stanley. Alison Krauss cites him as one of her biggest inspirations. But while his contemporaries have seen crossover success with more mainstream audiences on the heels of O Brother Where Art Thou? and the growth of the IBMA, Dave remains largely unknown to wider listeners.

Generally it's hard to say why some musicians win recognition and fortune while many others linger in obscurity, but with Dave it's clear that a 6 year incarceration during his prime years, has deprived him of these rewards.

The Last of the Breed is a not-for-profit film that tells Dave's amazing story of music, hardship, freedom, civil rights, redemption, and destiny. In association with The Kanawha Gateway Heritage Area and Fractured Atlas, Red Line Studios is reaching out to the bluegrass community for financial support.

A fundraising goal of $30,000 has been set to film The Last of the Breed: The Dave Evans Story. Monies raised will help cover basic expenses such as travel, equipment rentals, archival research and lodgings for the professional film crew who is donating their services for this creative initiative.

So if you've ever been moved by the profound soulfulness of Dave's music or if you're just someone who roots for the underdog, please join us to make his story heard. In thanks for your support you will receive a gift dependent on the amount you donate.

Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.