Local Musicians Rally to Raise Hope and Funds for The One Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of days following Marathon Monday I received an email from Eric (who you all know is the fine being who runs this here blog) connecting me with an organization called Hold On Another Day (HOAD), whose mission is to connect people and causes through music. HOAD was in the beginning stages of organizing a special music project to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The vision of the project was to source local musicians to record or donate songs to help the people of Boston heal through music while raising funds for the victims of the attacks. Being that I represent a number of talented local acts, Eric felt I could be a good resource for the project.

Needless to say, I immediately hopped on board and began reaching out to some of my artist friends and clients. The responses I received were consistent – prompt, with an unconditional willingness to dedicate whatever efforts they could to be a part of the healing process. Thanks to an overwhelming response from the local musician’s community, HOAD quickly had 41 artists signed onto their Boston Strong Music Project. Over the following couple of weeks, more than half of these artists entered the WERS Live Performance Studio to record songs, with the remaining roster donating songs previously recorded.

The end result is an inspired compilation of 41 songs comprised of uplifting stories, experiences and messages – some specifically about Boston, some specifically written in response to the Marathon tragedy – all intended to connect with people in a positive way. And if you’re a follower of Maimed & Tamed Music Blog, you are sure to recognize names like Dwight & Nicole, Ballroom Thieves, Will Dailey, Christian McNeill, Tim Gearan, Jesse Dee, and Air Traffic Controller – all M&T favorites who have been featured on the site in the past.

The process itself, with the willingness and enthusiasm of those involved to donate their time, efforts, and art, was an incredible experience that I am proud and honored to have been a part of.

To learn more about the Boston Strong Music Project and all the artists involved; and to donate and download the music, CLICK HERE! The minimum donation required to download the music is $1. All proceeds go to The One Fund Boston to support the families of the victims.

Posted on by sandmanmusic in M&T Favorites, Music News

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