How We Do It
Enter Jim Pugh and his Little Village Foundation, a non-profit cultural producer and record label that searches out, discovers, records and produces music that otherwise would not be heard beyond the artist’s family and community. Little Village supports the dreams of artists from non-traditional backgrounds. Many of these artists gave up performing careers long ago or make music just as a part of telling their community stories. Through some detective work and the help of an extensive network from his long performing career, Jim learns of great music happening in communities throughout the country, music that has deep roots in American popular and roots traditions. He then offers to record their music at no expense to the artist at all. Usually this is the very first time the artist has been recorded. Not only is there no expense to the artist, Little Village Foundation gives ALL proceeds from sales back to the artists. ALWAYS. This happens with the donations of people like you!