Make a difference with Sixty Five Roses benefit cd (new song from Chris Stamey) (Red Eye, March 27)

There aren’t many opportunities to do good with a blog. Some people have that little banner across the top to stop famine (or is it to end war?) and that helps, when a disaster hits we’re all motivated to give back and often times I think blogs, even superficial music blogs can make a difference. That’s why I was excited to hear about the covers disc Songs For Sixty Five Roses a benefit for children with Cystic Fibrosis.

This particular fundraiser is based in North Carolina where John Plymale lives and where his daughter Allie was diagnosed with CF (“sixty five roses” is how kids pronounce Cystic Fibrosis). John is a musician so he used his contacts in the NC scene to put together this covers disc. It’s got an incredible array of artists involved including Tift Merrit, Caitlin Cary, Portastic and Chris Stamey.

Speak of the devil, here’s Chis Stamey covering the tune “Nothing Is Wrong” by his former and now present band The db’s. You can preorder the disc here and learn more about the cause here.

Nothing Is Wrong [Download]

2 Responses to “Make a difference with Sixty Five Roses benefit cd (new song from Chris Stamey) (Red Eye, March 27)”

  1. Mark says:

    Craig, I can’t even stand how incredible that comp looks. Did you get an advance, or just that one track? So many amazing combinations — $2 Pistols cover Superchunk and Nikki Meets the Hibachi cover Des Ark sound really intruiging.

    I have to point out, since it’s my area of expertise, that there is a difference between North and South Carolina, and 65 Roses is all about the NC music. I’d like to think I’d have picked up on this sooner or later, but thanks so much for this post.


  2. Craig says:

    north, south what’s the difference, right?
    thanks and welcome back,Mark!