The Melodic Caring Project, based in Seattle and bringing awareness to the needs of critically ill children through the power of music, are releasing their first annual compilation album to raise funds, aptly titled Raise A Record. Announced on September 4, the compilation will make its way to record stores and online portals on September 24. The album features fourteen talented artists, including Melodic Caring Project founder Levi Ware. His song "Hey Hey" is produced by Grammy-winning engineer, Neal Cappellino.
This labor-of-love album is one of many dozens of projects helping critically ill children to be encouraged and provide a safe harbor of hope for them. There have been over 100 live performances have been streamed from Seattle area venues through a live-chat feature, patients' family, friends and well-wishers can send messages of support and inspiration to the participants. The upcoming album will debut shortly after the September 6 streaming of the Raise the Roof fifth-annual fundraiser for singer-songwriter's Brandi Carlile's Looking Out Foundation.
The album includes an eclectic selection, featuring songs from world-pop-soul band, Luc and the Lovingtons, singer-songwriter Donavan Frankenreiter, and the autobiographical saga of Kenya born and raised, Naomi Wachira. Included in the compilation are roots driven, Massy Ferguson, Seattle trio, Hannalee, solo artist Tyrone Wells, and other singer-songwriters, including Tommy Simmons and soul-singer Mycle Wastman.
Founder Levi Ware believes that online capacity and technology has provided a great outlett for these children to be able to enjoy themselves. He says "there's no limit to how many people can 'attend' and enjoy the show with the hospitalized kids. We want to create a community of support for the kids and a place for their family and friends to rally around them. The Project gives the patients' loved ones an opportunity to support the kids while focusing on something uplifting and fun, rather than on the illness or condition. Watching the conversations take place on the live chat is really touching."
Additionally, all of the artists featured on Raise A Record have also played shows that were streamed though MCP.
"Our hope is that the release of Raise A Record will raise awareness for the Melodic Caring Project among both the artist and patient communities. We want everyone to know that it's easy for them to get involved in this program and impact the lives of these amazing kids in a truly profound and lasting way."
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Source: W3 Public Relations Press Release