Monday, September 11, 2017

Quick Note: Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief

Hi, folks. Vance here, one of the nerds of a feather co-editors. As Florida and Georgia now grapple with Hurricane Irma, the cleanup is beginning in Houston after the unprecedented flood waters brought about by Hurricane Harvey. This blog has a personal connection to Houston, as I and one of our other contributors are both originally from the city. We watched from a distance as our family and friends had to be evacuated, suffered catastrophic flood damage, and are now having to go back into their homes and strip them, in some cases, down to the timbers to try to save them.

I wanted to help, even if in some humble way, so I got my band into the studio at the end of last week and we recorded a version of the 1929 Delta Blues classic (more famously covered by Led Zeppelin) "When the Levee Breaks," and have released it as a fundraiser for Houston. If you'd like to pitch in to help the people (and pets) of Houston, we'll be donating everything we make from the song to the Houston Humane Society, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which is run out of the mayor's office.

If you'd like to help out with the relief effort, I know there are lots of ways to do it, but I wanted to take a second to make you aware of this one, too. Help out for Hurricane Harvey relief, get a song as a thank you.

For more information on the song, or why we chose the charities we did, or how two cats inspired this whole process, you can read about that here.

Thank you.