"FOR NEW ORLEANS" - Artists Unite to Donate 100% of
Benefit CD Profits to "Musicians' Village"
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An eclectic collection of
national and regional artists have united to create "FOR NEW
ORLEANS," a 30-track double CD to benefit Habitat for Humanity's
"Musicians' Village" in New Orleans. Released by artist-run music
label Sugarfoot Music, the CD continues the great tradition of
healing through music, donating 100% of profits to the cause.
Conceived by Harry Connick Jr. & Branford Marsalis, the Musicians'
Village will house musicians and families whose lives were
devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Habitat for Humanity has
already begun rebuilding this neighborhood of musicians. Notable
supporters from the music community include Dave Matthews, who
recently issued a $1.5 million challenge grant.
All "FOR NEW ORLEANS" artists and their publishing companies donated
royalties, reflecting the overwhelming support the music community
feels for New Orleans' Musicians' Village. Bob Dylan allowed the use
Jeff Buckley's rare and beautiful unreleased recording of "I Shall
Be Released" (sung over the phone on live radio). Roy Orbison's
estate donated royalties for a haunting remake of "Blue Bayou."
Warner Brothers and Chrysalis are among the prominent music
institutions to come forward with their support for this cause.