Ben Harper, Mickey Hart and Ray Wylie Hubbard are among the newest names to join the “Songs After Sandy” three-volume digital music relief effort on Pledge Music that includes Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, it was announced Wednesday.
The collection is to raise funds for hurricane relief through on-the-ground charities including Restore Red Hook, Occupy Sandy and Green Ground Zero. Ringo Starr is featured on two tracks on Volume 1, while Paul McCartney donated a track for Volume 2.
The roster of artists for Volume 3 now includes the Cush, Arborea, Red Hook Brooklyn’s City Billies, Gangstagrass and Tone Johanasen, Luluc, Romantica, Tom Freund. Amy Speace, Ben Arthur, Davy Knowles and Antje Duvelot, with some additional guest tracks to still be added.
In addition to the downloads on Volume 3 (track list below), Ben Harper has offered a signed poster from his recent sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall and Mickey Hart has offered a signed drum head. In addition, Russell Brand is auctioning two tickets to an upcoming taping and meet-and-greet at Brand's “Brand X” show in Los Angeles through Charity Buzz www.charitybuzz.com.
Songs After Sandy Volume 3
1. Arborea, “After The Flood Remains”
2. Amy Speace, “How to Sleep In A Stormy Boat”
3. Ben Arthur, “Empty Chest”
4. City Billies, “Shanika Brown”
5 Davy Knowles, “It’s What You Are Made Of”
6. Gangstagrass, “Quickdraw”
7. Luluc, “Little Suitcase” *
8. Ray Wylie Hubbard, “There Are Some Days”
9. Romantica, “Love In The Winter”
10. Tom Freund, “Lay Down Your Head”
11. The Cush, “Decade”
12. Tone Johanasen, “Brooklyn Paradise”
BONUS TRACK: Antje Duvekot, “Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue” (live)
List of artists for Volume 1: Adam Arcuragi, Bob Weir & Jesse Malin, Bow Thayer, Brendan Benson, Eric Burdon, Jeff Lynne, Joan Osborne, Joe Walsh, Joseph Arthur, KaiserCartel, Kenny Wayne Shepherd featuring Buddy Flett, Matt Lenny, Ringo Starr, Smitty, These United States, Toby Lightman.
Volume 2: Alexis P. Suter, ARMS, Benjamin Cartel, Billy Squier, Dave Stewart, David Rat, Dawn Landes, Earl Greyhound, Eli Lieb, Everyboy, Kira Alejandro, Patterson Hood, Paul McCartney, Slim Kings, Vandaveer.
Complete track lists for the first two volumes can be found on the project website.
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