Friday, April 20, 2018

THE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES

Today's organization is The Center for Women and Families

The Center for Women and Families provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families and communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. They are guided by a strong grassroots feminist history and a commitment to social and economic justice, helping co-create violence free lives, families, and communities. Learn more about all the wonderful things they do right here



Here's a song I wrote a long time ago for my friends. I think it applies to anyone though. I've been extremely fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people in my life, so I wanted to create something that would show them how much I love them. It's a promise to be there for them when they need help, as we all do sooner or later. No matter who you are and what difficulties you are facing, there are people out there who love you and willing to help. We're all in this together! 





YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

WHEN YOU'RE WEAK AND CONFUSED
FEELING BLEAK AND ABUSED
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN USED AND CAST AWAY
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING JADED
WHEN EVERY DAY IS THE SAME
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN DEGRADED
WHEN YOU'RE FULL OF SHAME
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN VAIN
AND YOU'RE THE ONE TO BLAME
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

NO I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE TRUSTING OR CYNICAL
I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE WORSHIPPED OR LOATHED

IF YOU'RE EVER IN NEED
IF YOU'RE EVER HURTING
IF YOU'RE EVER LAID BARE
WHEN THEY PULL BACK THE CURTAIN

YOU'RE NOT ALONE
YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME


Thursday, April 19, 2018

NEW VIDEO SERIES

Hey folks.

I'm starting a new video series to promote and support different charities here in Louisville and around the globe. As an 'artist', I've found that it's necessary to spend time creating new things in order to remain a somewhat sane and productive member of society. Since it's a mandatory part of my life that serves as a form of therapy, I thought it might be good to do something more with it than just doing it for me. So as I proceed to make a fool of myself through what will undoubtedly be a series of substandard performances, I hope that you’ll join me in supporting these organizations. Please donate whatever you can, even if it’s simply sharing the information to raise awareness of their cause.

Thanks for your support as always.

With Love,

Dustin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DREAMS WITH WINGS BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit online Thursday at 12pm to raise money for Dreams with Wings here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to Dreams With Wings.

Here's where you can watch the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Started in 2000, the mission of Dreams With Wings is to empower children and adults with intellectual, developmental disabilities and autism as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community, and pursue their dreams. Learn more at www.dreamswithwings.org.

Friday, December 1, 2017

KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES BENEFIT

Hey folks. I'm playing another benefit online Thursday at 12pm to raise money for Kentucky Refugee Ministries here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to KRM.

Here's where you can watch the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community. Learn more at www.kyrm.org.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

EMW WOMEN'S CLINIC BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for EMW Women's Clinic here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through ConcertWindow, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to EMW Women's Clinic.

Here's where you can watch the show:
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Established in 1980, EMW Women's Surgical Center is the only licensed center in Kentucky offering abortion services. Their doctors have highly-specialized training in abortion care with a total of 50 years of experience. In addition to their excellent medical and surgical care they are deeply committed to the overall health and wellness of their patients. Learn more at www.emwwomens.com.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for the Coalition for the Homeless here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through Concert Window, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to the Coalition for the Homeless. 

Here's a link to where the show will appear: 
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

The Coalition for the Homeless has been the voice of the homeless in Louisville for over 25 years, working closely with homeless service providers in our community, civic groups, concerned citizens, faith-based groups, and our local, state, and federal governments. Its efforts are targeted in a three-prong approach: 1) Educate the community about homelessness and inspire action, 2) Advocate for system changes, and 3) Coordinate the community response to homelessness through efficient use of resources and funding. Learn more at www.louhomeless.org.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN BENEFIT

Hey folks I'm playing another benefit this Thursday at 12pm to raise money for the Fairness Campaign here in Louisville, KY. This free 10-minute show will be broadcast again through Concert Window, where fans can donate to musicians during their performances. After the show I'll transfer all the proceeds to the Fairness Campaign. 

Here's a link to where the show will appear: 
https://www.concertwindow.com/dustinedge

Founded in 1991, the Fairness Campaign is a broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Fairness Campaign accomplishes its goals through public education and advocacy, political activity, community building and reciprocal alliances with others in the social justice community. Learn more at www.fairness.org.