- Name of Startup: Tuff Enuff: The Real Story of The Fabulous Thunderbirds
- Year Founded: 2022
- Website: Tuff Enuff
- Type of company: Music Documentary
- HQ Location: Austin, Texas
Cindy Marabito Grackle
Discover the band you never knew you loved.
Problem the startup solves:
Discovers the beginnings of the Austin blues music scene that mushroomed into the monster music capital of the world it is today. Take a trip back to a wonderful and wild place in time that only exists in our memories.
Progress and current status:
Running a Kickstarter funding campaign to raise money for travel and licensing.
What is a crazy story about the startup?:
A story that keeps coming back to me and inspires me to plug on through all difficulty is about a long ago high school alum I knew. Curtis was a tall, olive-complected good-looking guy back in the 70’s who was having a torrid affair with a Beaumont, Texas housewife. When her husband showed up by surprise in the middle of the afternoon, Curt jumped out the window with only a pair of sneakers and ran down Pecos Blvd. in his bare and beautiful belonging. So, whenever I hear the Fabulous Thunderbirds cover of Juke Boy Bonner’s Runnin’ Shoes, this technicolor vision screams through my head every time. I know other fans out there have similar stories to tell and that’s just what we’re gonna do in this film.
What is a company the startup looks up to, and why?:
101 Studios…because they take a chance on stories that need to be, have to be told. Like this one.
The company in four years will be…
A full-fledged film with a ton of followers and fans.
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