When our friend friend Cy Rawls was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, the entire North Carolina music family was in shock. Cy was the biggest music fan any of us ever knew, and he was also an amazing friend who would sometimes attend five different shows in a night: He would show up, say hey, drink a Coke and hit the highway to make the next show. When the reality of the battle that Cy was about to face set in, our music community bonded together to figure out a way we could help support Cy and contribute somehow to his fight again cancer. Out of that want to help, www.cytunes.org
was born. It was a home where musicians could make available for purchase exclusive songs with 100% of the profits going to the Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University where Cy was a patient. Wanting to participate, we — Reid from Schooner, Zeno from The Sames/Pound of Miracles, and Ivan from The Rosebuds — each agreed to write a song for us to record together in honor of Cy for cytunes.org
. The only rules were that the songs had to be written, performed and recorded by us three friends, and all of the proceeds from any part of the band would go to Ticsh. We called the project The Flute Flies.
We donated the first three songs to CyTunes.org
, and people seemed to enjoy them. Then, because the process of writing and recording the songs together was so fun, meaningful, and rewarding, we decided to write and record an entire record of Flute Flies songs in honor of Cy and to contribute any and all profits from the sales of the songs directly to the fight against cancer.
If you would like to contribute additional donations directly to The Flute Flies via www.paypal.com
, send payments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for contributing to the cause and listening to the songs!
Ivan, Reid, and Zeno