Raudelunas, an artist collective, was active in Tuscaloosa Alabama starting in the late 1970s. This large and varied group experimented with musical free improvisation, theater performances, marching bands, and group and individual art works.
Raudelunas led to the formation of two smaller and overlapping groups – Glass Veal, early Alabama surrealist activity, and TransMuseq, improvisational music. Many members of Raudelunas continue to work as artists, musicians, writers and performers both individually and collectively. Members of Fresh Dirt were part of these early groups.
The origin of the name Raudelunas is explained on the Raudelunas site in addition to more information about the earlier group, The Blue Demin Deals without the Arms. The Raudelunas site also has information about the theatrical production From the One That Cut You as well as LPs of music.Raudelunas Web Site