December 12, 2013
TUNES4FOOD “REDEMPTION DAY” CD FEATURING WELL KNOWN ARTISTS
TO BENEFIT FOOD BANKS IN NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
HEART, YOKO ONO, JACKSON BROWNE, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, NILS LOFGREN,
LITTLE STEVEN, INDIGO GIRLS, ANI DIFRANCO, WILLIE NILE, JOE GRUSHECKY,
THE VERBS AND OTHERS STEP UP FOR HUNGER CAUSE BY PROVIDING
LIVE, RARE OR EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FOR CHARITY COMPILATION
HEART, Yoko Ono, Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Nils Lofgren, Little Steven and Indigo Girls are just a few of the many artists who have come together to lend a helping hand to Tunes4Food – Redemption Day, a newly released CD on Popadelic Records that will benefit three Feeding America Food Banks: Food Bank of Western New York in Buffalo, Cleveland Food Bank and Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge, New York.
Available now on iTunes for $9.99 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tunes4food-redemption-day/id766096950?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) and eBay (in packs of 2, 3 or 10 ranging from $25 – $100 that all include free shipping and promo stickers), Tunes4Food – Redemption Day features nineteen tracks in all (see below for track listing).
Trying to answer the question, “What would John Lennon do to help feed the needy?,” Bob James and a group of music students in Buffalo, New York came up with the idea for Tunes4Food and quickly organized a continuous 25-hour benefit concert on the steps of City Hall (June 2009).
“Distinct from crisis-driven benefits, this is a proactive campaign to address the growing need for help not only in these particular communities, but across our country,” says campaign manager and project producer James. “Unfortunately, hunger is a growing epidemic but, with this drive, I think we can make a measurable difference.”
It’s been determined that for every Tunes4Food – Redemption Day CD sold, the Feeding America Food Banks can purchase approximately 40 meals.
Links to purchase the CD can be found on the Tunes4Food website at www.tunes4food.org.
To further advance the cause, winter events and local musical performances have been scheduled in the three cities of the benefiting food banks, with a spring benefit being planned for Los Angeles.
“It’s amazing that a small grassroots community service music club in a Buffalo classroom has drawn together some of the biggest names in music,” comments Bob James, who was recognized by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1999 for a music campaign relating to school safety in the Buffalo area.
“We have deep appreciation for the artists and their staff that helped build this album. We hope that the meals generated to feed those in need will be received in that spirit and we challenge musicians in other communities to adopt this idea.”
As stated by Feeding America, “Hunger exists everywhere in America. It does not matter if you live in a urban, suburban or rural setting – hunger has no boundaries.”
Help the cause and spread the word.
For more information, please contact Jeff Albright / The Albright Entertainment Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob James / Tunes4Food at email@example.com.
www.tunes4food.org (Tunes4Food is a 501C3 IRS recognized charity)
Follow Tunes4Food on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tunes4food.
This CD is dedicated to the songs, lives and courage of Pete Seeger and Joan Baez.
“John Lennon was quoted as saying he wanted to be remembered as a famous peacenik,
and he worked tirelessly to get the anti-war message out during his lifetime. Our song,
‘Dear Old America’ speaks through the eyes of a young soldier in 2013 struggling with the
reality of modern war and its painful effects on our world and its families. We dedicate
this song to all those wounded and in need.”
With Love, Ann Wilson, HEART
“Given the abundant planet we live on, there should be no hungry people anywhere,
including America. Please support this worthy cause however you can. We can all help
and solution are our collective responsibility.”
Nils Lofgren, Guitarist, Songwriter & E STREET BAND Member
TUNES4FOOD / REDEMPTION DAY TRACK LISTING
1) Apathy Isn’t It – VoxOne (John Lennon spoken word c/o Yoko Ono)
2) World’s a Mess – The Verbs
3) Dear Old America – HEART
4) Redemption #9 – Bethany Fonda & Ana Vafai
5) Philosophy of Loss (live) – Indigo Girls
6) The Birds of St. Marks (live) – Jackson Browne
7) Book of 7 Secrets – Ana Vafai, Grace Lougen
8) Hello Birmingham – Ani DiFranco
9) Good People, Dirty Lives – Alison Pipitone
10) Hard Times In America (live) – Willie Nile
11) The Sun Is Gonna Shine Again – Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers
12) Open Up Your Eyes – Pete Mroz
13) When You Are Loved – Nils Lofgren
14) Salvation – Little Steven
15) One Guitar – Stevie Fleck & The Love Parade
16) All We Can Really Do (live) – Melissa Etheridge
17) Redemption Day – Grace Stumberg, Will McFarlane + The Local Saints
18) Red 11 – Bob James, Will McFarlane + The Local Saints
19) Sunny Side / Hard Times (Mash-Up) – The Sunnyside Players with Sara, Bethany, Ana, Taryn, Grace, Emmi, Howard & Bob