Riders Against the Storm celebrate WWII vet Richard Overton in new web series

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Back in May, husband/wife hip-hop team, Riders Against the Storm, helped organize a birthday party for World War II veteran, Richard Overton at his home in East Austin. At 112, Overton is the oldest man in America, the third oldest man in the world.

On Wednesday, the duo released the pilot episode of their new web series “Uplifted,” featuring footage from the celebration and wisdom from Overton, a whisky and cigar aficionado who intends to outlive us all.

RELATED: 12 things to know about Richard Overton on his 112th birthday 

RAS plans to make “Uplifted” an ongoing feel-good series.

Here’s the synopsis: Stories are powerful. The stories we tell ourselves determine what we believe is possible. UPLIFTED, a web series directed and produced by husband-wife Hip Hop duo, Riders Against the Storm, is a dedicated to telling stories that will uplift, and energize audiences. Let the GOODNESS go viral. Let the POWER be relaized. Let the BEAUTY be celebrated.

You can donate to Richard Overton’s home care fund (administered by his cousin) here.

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living man and oldest surviving U.S. war veteran, celebrates his 112th birthday during a celebration held on Friday May 11, 2018, in Austin. Overton, born in Bastrop County on May 11, 1906, and living in Austin, spends most of his days perched on the front porch of his East Austin home, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey. (Rodolfo Gonzalez for Austin American-Statesman)

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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