America is the birthplace of the Blues. Born of African rhythms, delta field songs and spirituals, the Blues and other American Roots Music innovations provided the foundation for all of the American Music that followed: Jazz, Soul, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Hip-Hop and Rap.
The American Music Foundation celebrates the artists that created American Roots Music - music that became the basis of our American Musical Culture.
Wherever you go in the world, you'll hear American Roots Music - our musical culture exported to every corner of the globe.
While honoring the pioneers, we also celebrate all of the musical styles that sprang from their creations.
American Roots Music, its heritage and its legacy must be preserved for future generations.
The American Music Foundation seeks to preserve and protect this heritage through the restoration of in-school music and arts corriculums, archival materials collections, historical database creation, The AMF Roots Studio, and Foundation Grant acquisition strategies.
With your help, the American Music Foundation will work to accomplish this mission...