North Branch Music Festival, Wabeno, WI
Friends, it is a strange time we find ourselves in. But despite the pain we are feeling collectively, we are inspired by the acts of kindness and courage that surround us. Whether you are battling this pandemic on the front lines or just staying home to help keep your community safe, we sincerely thank you. This video is our message to you, using an abridged version of our 2020 release, "In the Darkness." Stay safe, everyone.
As is to be expected, all of our live shows for spring have been cancelled or postponed, including our next Music for Good event, which will now take place at the High Noon Saloon on September 27. This musical rally against gun violence will include the N'achos, Amber Sebastian, Ryan Mauer, CC & the Sandburgers, and the Emmylous. All the money from the evening will go to the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Education Fund. We are also releasing a single called "Thoughts and Prayers" in coordination with this event, and that will be your first chance to hear it live.
Meanwhile, we owe all of you a huge thanks for making our benefit for the MCW Cancer Center and the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research such a success. With your help, we raised over $12,000 at Music for Good 3. Check out this video of our sort-of holiday song, "Chemo for Christmas," written for this event. The song honors everyone going through cancer treatment during the holidays. To support the cause, please visit www.mcw.edu/chemoforchristmas.
While you're here, check out this video we made in collaboration with Refuge Films for our song "I See You," released in 2019 in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Thank you so much for all your support on that project!
We still have a few copies of the Songs for Social Change Collection, featuring our award-winning song, "Songs of Resistance." We will be offering them for free as supplies last with your purchase of anything else from our on-line store. The same song was also chosen as the lead track for a new collection of Wisconsin protest songs called Songs of Resurgence. You can stream or download the entire collection at their website.
We are still feeling grateful to all of you who came out to support Refugees International at our first Music for Good event. We raised a nice chunk of change for RI, and we also went to Washington DC to be part of their anniversary event. It was an inspiring trip, and we are excited to be using our music to help an organization doing important work.