Here’s the final in the trilogy of songs Muruch’s musical mascot Allison Crowe donated to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. Allison’s beautiful piano ballad “Phoenix” is one of the final tracks on the album, helping to bridge the gap between trauma and survival. You can hear the song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.
The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, My Brightest Diamond, Amanda Palmer, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.
My Brightest Diamond donated her exquisite song “This is My Hand” to our Muruch.com for RAINNbenefit album, which features a wide selection of old favorites and new, exclusive recordings. For just a $10 (or more) donation directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page, you get 25 mp3s and an illustrated PDF booklet of liner notes.
Along with My Brightest Diamond, the album features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Amanda Palmer, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.
Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign is entering its last month. In addition to the direct donations RAINN.org has received from our campaign, we’ve received a lot of very touching feedback from survivors regarding our album. This project that so many of us poured our hearts has been exactly what we all hoped it would be – a cathartic gift for survivors of sexual assault and a mind-opening incentive for others to support them. Muruch.com for RAINN has truly made a difference, helping survivors financially and emotionally. And so the project is, in my not so humble opinion, a great success. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude to everyone involved in the project – artists, musicians, poets, the RAINN foundation and especially the generous donors.
Donate $10 (or more) at Muruch.com’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive your free digital album of Muruch.com for RAINN. This magnificent 25-mp3 album features: Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, The Dresden Dolls’ frontwoman and Art of Asking author Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, and Clementine von Radics.
The album also includes a beautifully illustrated 40-page PDF liner notes booklet featuring the striking visual art of Sandman illustrator Dave McKean, Kate Zambrano, Mandy Tsung, Amber Ortalano, Mark Demsteader and Anna Dittman.
Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe continues her Newfoundland Vinyl traditional folk series with the release of Newfoundland Vinyl 3. Allison gives new meaning to the word multi-tasking by once again arranging, performing, producing and engineering a collection of traditional Canadian and Celtic folk songs from the local theatrical production for which she serves as Musical Director. Following is my review of the album along with several mp3s, including three songs premiering here on Muruch.com…