Since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast, musicians and celebrities have been coming together to do what they can to alleviate the severe damage and devastation. It has been almost a month since Sandy made landfall in New York and New Jersey, and tens of thousands are still without power or heat. Smaller communities, such as Red Hook, Brooklyn, which is largely inhabited by artists, craftsmen, lower income families and small home grown businesses, face many more months if not years of recovery time. “Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook For Sandy Relief” is the latest manifestation of outpouring of high profile support for the victims of the storm. This effort is sponsored by Not For Profit Green Ground Zero, an organization that was created for the specific purpose of dealing with emergencies such as Sandy.
Famous artists such as Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Ben Folds Five and Ben Harper are among the long list of musicians that have joined forces to put together a compilation of tracks to raise funds for those that were effected by Sandy. These philanthropic people have offered new unique songs as well as one-of-a-kind signed items available for purchase. Along with PledgeMusic, they will be putting out three volumes of music. For $35 fans and supporters can own the entire bundle of tracks.
Visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/songsaftersandy to purchase the benefit compilation of songs.
Go to http://songsaftersandy.com/ for more information about the project.