In the wake of the Newtown tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary comes healing and through healing comes understanding. When it comes to music, there is no better way to work through the healing process than to create. Manda Mosher and Brandon Schott did just that. The two musicians worked together to create a two-volume digital music compilation titled Songs for Sandy Hook.
What was purely a thought and executed by word of mouth, became a reality with thirty-nine artists from around the world. Songs for Sandy Hook brings original music from artists such as Mosher, Schott, A.J. Croce, and Wisconsin's own Liv Mueller as well as dollars to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.
The digital compilation has raised over two-thousand dollars for the hospital's crisis intervention program thus far and eighteen of the artists from the project are converging at The Talking Stick in Venice Beach on March 2, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. A $10.00 suggested donation goes towards Danbury Hospital's continuing counseling efforts; however, any donation is appreciated. As Mosher and Schott state,
“It is important to us that the community of Newtown, Conn knows we continue to care about them and support healing efforts headed by Danbury Hospital. This evening will be dedicated to the victims’ families.”
Artists scheduled to perform include: Marvin Etzioni, The Conlons, David Vito Gregoli, Margie Balter, Popdudes, Brandon Schott, Hunter MacLeod, Celia Chavez, Arrica Rose & The …’s, Rob Mullins, Shannon Hurley, Steve Barton, Stefano Capobianco, Kirsten Proffit, Jaime Wyatt, Manda Mosher, CALICO the band, and Ted Wulfers.
Audience members will have another opportunity that night to raise funds for the hospital through an auction. Auction items include a Daisy Rock Guitar, a K’s Choice music package including VIP tickets to their Hotel Café show on May 5th, (Sarah Bettens of K’s Choice is a contributing compilation artist), a Susan Nicole vegan handbag, Gina Venturini Designs jewelry, and more.
For those unable to attend this night of talent and philanthropy, Songs for Sandy Hook is available for download at songsforsandy hook.bandcamp.com. All proceeds from the sale go to Danbury Hospital's Crisis Intervention Program.
Heroes come in many forms and the musicians who poured out their talent and souls to this project have not only created a timeless compilation that people can listen to for many years to come, but they have assisted the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy on many levels.
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