The band has joined together with Mercy Corps, the New Orleans Musicians’ Relief Fund, and Entertainment Weekly for a video exclusive currently streaming on EW.com. The video is part of an ongoing effort by concerned musicians and artists who hope to continue to raise awareness for those in need in New Orleans. The video features footage of post-Katrina photos taken by Michael and Mercy Corps and NOMRF staffers and is set to the music of R.E.M.’s “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1.”
Please click here to watch the video.
Additionally, the New Orleans Musicians’ Relief Fund, Inc., a grass roots certified 501c(3) founded by and for displaced musicians, is auctioning a Headstrong Amps vintage style Prima BL 112 signed by Mike Mills, Ian Hunter, Dr. John, and Kenny Wayne Shepard. The proceeds will help New Orleans musicians in need. NOMRF has sent grants to hundreds of displaced New Orleans musicians to help replace gear and survive where they are now, thanks to caring individuals around the world.
Bid here by midnight on 8/29 to own this functional piece of rock and roll history and support New Orleans musicians.
NOMRF is also making tracks available by the following artists for $0.99 each as part of the fundraising campaign for displaced musicians:
Ian Hunter; Dr. John; The Kaiser Chiefs (NEW SONG); Johnny Sansone; Bryan Lee; Edwin McCain and Maia Sharp; Backyard Tire Fire; Craig Klein; the dB’s (NEW SONG); Chicago Farmer; Susan Cowsill; James Andrews; The Rev. Goat Carson; John Rankin; Beatin Path (NEW SONG); Spencer Bohren; and Joe Topping who walked here from Chicago for NOMRF.
Click here to read about and download the tracks.
To read more about the effort, please visit HuffingtonPost.com.