Back in early September, Colorado experienced record breaking floods that made its way through the homes & lives of 17 counties. Aptly named, the River’s Rising: Front Range Flood Relieve, there is a three hour Compilation Album available for purchase in direct support & relief by those affected by the Colorado Floods.
A group of industrious music industry folks have joined forces to put together a compilation that features, Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Furthur, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, The Original Meters and Railroad Earth as well as locally based acts Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band.
The compilation features a track by Slightly Stoopid with “Anywhere I Go” from their Live Tri Studios Release while close friends Dumpstaphunk contributed their track “Raise The House” from their latest album Dirty Word. The song features Art Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, And Trombone Shorty.
Organizers hope that music fans around the country will join fundraising efforts for the cost of a $15 download. The three-hour download will feature art by Scramble Campbell along with 28 live tracks donated by the artists to help aid the enormous fundraising efforts needed to help get Colorado back on solid ground.
While the damage is still being accessed, catastrophe modeling firm Eqecat has already projected losses for residential property at about $900 million alone, with most of the overall losses affecting the uninsured. With communities scattered throughout Colorado still needing assistance, the project aims to help bolster fundraising efforts, and national awareness, to what has been named one of the largest catastrophes in Colorado history.
Co-produced by music industry leaders Tony Hume and Annabel Lukins, the team swiftly joined forces and their respective rolodexes to call the music community to action to help bring assistance to their neighbor’s far and wide. “I’m doing this for our state, for our people” explained Hume.
You can purchase the $15.00 River’s Rising: Front Range Flood Relief compilation exclusively through LiveDownloads.com with proceeds going directly to United Way Foothills.
Listen: Dumpstaphunk – “Raise The House” (Feat Art Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, And Trombone Shorty.)