Poor Elijah Foundation
POOR ELIJAH FOUNDATION SETS ITS ROOTS IN MUSIC
Poor Elijah Foundation is a non profit organization that creates and delivers the skills, knowledge and guidance required to maximize professional development and helps musicians achieve success and satisfaction in their careers.
Music legends Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett created some of the most distinctive and unique music of the early ’70s. Together their dynamic energy attracted Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duane Allman, Billy Preston, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Gerry McGee, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Rita Coolidge, Tina Turner and so many more.
Delaney produced an assortment of artists such as Etta James ,Dorothy Morrison (on “Happy Day”) and wrote for and produced Elvin Bishop, John Hammond, and The Staple Singers.He did the late great King Curtis’s last LP and taught Curtis how to sing, out of which two hits came, “Teasin” and “ Lonesome Long Way From Home”. King Curtis kept a room at Delaney’s and they spent hour after hour playing and recording together.
Bonnie was born sing.A fact not lost on those around her. She began singing at the tender age of 14 with Ike and Tina Turner. Bonnie remains the ONLY white Ike-ette. She also sang with The Allman Brothers Band, and is the ONLY Allman Sister.
The Poor Elijah Foundation was created by Michele Bramlett (eldest daughter of Delaney Bramlett) along with her sisters and friends Maria Angel Schaefer, Lisa Marvin and Jaesen Kanter.
The Poor Elijah Foundation is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization. Comprised of musicians, lawyers, entertainment professionals and artists dedicated to assisting musicians succeed in the music industry. PEF is funded by public and corporate donations, and monies raised through the production and promotion of charitable musical events, art exhibits, DVDs, CDs, art, and any other such fund-raising that are permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Once all corporation costs are met; the remaining monies raised will go directly to the education/mentoring of and or assisting the musicians with financial relief.