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.