“Dear New Orleans” Benefit Compilation Out Now
Includes “I Can See Your Tracks” by Laura Veirs
To mark the five-year anniversary of Hurricane KatrinaÂ — and in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster also deeply affecting the region — Air Traffic Control (a nonprofit resource for activist and philanthropic musicians) has produced Dear New Orleans, a digital music benefit compilation for the people of the Gulf.
Dear New Orleans will be available for download on Tuesday, August 24th at http://www.dearneworleansmusic.org, iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody and eMusic.com.
Dear New Orleans is the product of lasting friendships forged between musicians from all walks of life and New Orleans artists, tradition bearers, organizers and a cast of “only in New Orleans” characters during artist activism retreats co-produced by Air Traffic Control. The compilation features 31 New Orleans-inspired tracks ranging from original compositions written by musicians about their experiences in the area to covers of popular New Orleans songs to one-of-a-kind collaborations between retreat alumni and celebrated New Orleans musicians.
Proceeds from Dear New Orleans will be granted to New Orleans based nonprofits working to support and sustain the region’s unique musical and cultural traditions and to protect and restore vital environment and community resources for future generations. Such beneficiaries include Sweet Home New Orleans (http://www.sweethomeneworleans.org/) and Gulf Restoration Network (http://healthygulf.org/).
Laura Veirs is honored to lend her voice to Dear New Orleans. She encourages each of you to check out this amazing compilation and do what you can to help make a difference for the Gulf Coast.
For more information on Dear New Orleans, a free download from the compilation, and to learn more about how you can help the Gulf, please visit www.dearneworleansmusic.org.