A father's love. A family's triumph.

Featured Artists

Tom Evanchuck

Tom Evanchuck

Tom Evanchuck is writer and performer of the film’s original theme song “My Father’s Eyes Were Watching.” Tom is a storyteller on stage, weaving through tales of love and heartbreak, friendship, and the allure of the Midwest. But this also is a musician that seems born from another era. Drawing on the influences of the likes of Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Neil Young, and even The Beatles, Tom Evanchuck is carving his own way into a formidable niche. Coming from the Midwest, Tom never strays too far from his roots. You hear it in the raw guitar, and his ability to both croon and crank out a harder song at a moment’s notice on stage to provide a true experience, and a chance to envision the early days of folk, blues, or rock ‘n’ roll. There is real honesty in his music, a certain desire for expression and inspiration from everyone involved, including the audience.

Tom Evanchuck on ReverbNation // on MySpace

Anne E. DeChant

Anne DeChant

Anne E. DeChant first caught the attention of Cleveland music fans as the charismatic front woman of Odd Girl Out, showcasing her astute, socially aware songs. Following the band’s breakup, she went on to a busy solo career, producing six CDs, including her rock-oriented debut “Effort of the Spin,” the introspective “Something of the Soul,” the intimate storytellers CD “Live, An Evening with Anne E. DeChant,” and the sparkling, tuneful “Pop the Star” produced by Don Dixon. Her fifth recording, “Girls and Airplanes,” was released in 2007 and her latest, “Swing,” in November 2011. She has performed at Lilith Fair and The White House, and has opened for Nora Jones, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Train, Vonda Shepard, 10,000 Maniacs, and Guster, to name a few. Anne is a standout, delivering brilliant performances from her long list of poignant, melodic songs. She is a storyteller, creating characters as diverse as the landscapes in which she paints them.

Anne E. DeChant on her official site

Colette Gschwind


Colette is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician with a rich powerful voice. Performing primarily as a solo act, Colette combines originality, creativity, and musicianship to captivate audiences wherever she performs. Her musical influences include The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Sheryl Crow, which have helped shape Colette’s own unique style of acoustic driven rock music. Colette’s original releases include the CDs “Sometimes Patience,” “Taste This,” and “Five Star Day.” Whether she is singing a classic favorite or one of her own original compositions, Colette delivers heartfelt, inspired performances that audiences are not soon to forget. Colette served as musical consultant for THE VETTERS: ALL WE NEEDED during the recording of “My Father’s Eyes Were Watching.”

Colette on CD Baby