We’re so excited to announce that The Good Lyre: Songs of John Wesley Harding album has already raised more than $6,000 for Sweet Relief, and counting! HUGE thanks to the incredible generosity of all the amazing artists that donated to this project!
“We’re so grateful to Wes and all of the amazing artists that donated their time and talent to this project. The proceeds will be used to help musicians who have been financially devastated by the pandemic; artists helping artists, so cool!” ~Aric Steinberg, EVP Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
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Come see Bertha while she spreads the love of Jerry Garcia cannabis on her '21 tour! East Coasters, Garcia Hand Picked east coast launch is this weekend! Stop by and say hello at Liberty Easthampton, MA. Sweet Relief will be there with information about our mission and more! Find out when Bertha will be in a city near you, find the full tour schedule HERE.
Backline announces livestream to support musicians' mental health, sweet relief's mental health fund
On April 10th, Backline will host “Set Break,” their first-ever livestream fundraiser on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch—featuring live performances from all over the world, public service announcements from music industry professionals, and immersive wellness experiences.
During the event, the music industry will come together to honor the experiences of community members, break the stigma around mental health in the community, and raise money to expand Backline’s programs and services in a time when they are critical for so many.
The genre-spanning lineup includes Alanis Morissette, Leon Bridges, Dawes, Black Pumas, Sara Bareilles, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Ben Folds, Oteil Burbridge, Los Lobos, Michael Franti, K. Flay, Galactic, American Authors, Larkin Poe, Deer Tick, DJ Millie, and a chorus of voices calling out for increased access to mental health and wellness support services for the music industry.
A2IM is proud to bring you the 10th Annual Libera Awards presented by Merlin, the world's largest independent music awards ceremony. They have announced the full list of nominees across 30 categories. Tune in June 17th 2021 on their YouTube page to celebrate the successes of the independent music community, from the artists that create the music to the labels that release and promote it. RSVP to the June 17th livestream HERE.
We're so proud to be A2IM’s official charity partner for the Libera Awards for the 2nd year running! 100% of proceeds raised during the show will be directed to career musicians and music industry professionals in need.
#SweetSupporters Play It Forward is having their very first Virtual Concert Series Fundraiser! Featuring performances by 13 talented musicians/bands to raise funds for Play it Forward and Sweet Relief! March 29-April 3, 8-9 p.m. EST each night with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. EST on April 4. TUNE IN on their Facebook page!
Written by Rachel Grumman Bender for Yahoo Life
March 16th, 2021
Singer and songwriter Victoria Williams was living her dream — touring around the country with singer Neil Young — when her entire life changed suddenly.
While she was touring in Cincinnati in the 1990s, Williams’ hands started to go numb. “I remember I’m trying to play guitar and suddenly, my hands don’t work,” Williams tells Yahoo Life. “And so then I just started singing acapella without the guitar. It was scary.”
What started, one year ago, as an innocent social media game, when Facebook friends and fans suggested artists they would like to cover Wesley Stace AKA John Wesley Harding’s songs, became a reality with the Community Coronation Covers Project, a community-curated playlist featuring a myriad of well-respected artists. These have now been gathered on Bandcamp as The Good Lyre: Songs of John Wesley Harding. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief.
From the hundreds of suggested artist/song pairings, Stace compiled a list: “Realizing that some of these wild ideas were tantalizingly within my grasp, I wondered whether the musicians in question might be willing to help out, to make someone’s day.
Our friends at Acoustik Attak are continuing to change the game! Introducing their latest in guitar picks, the BLADE. This new tool harmonically enhances frequencies between 1KHz to 5KHz, which is where clarity and punch sit for guitars.
Even better- When you purchase a Blade product, Acoustik Attak donates a buck to Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund!
Tune in TONIGHT 3/9 @ 7pm ET for HiFi's Instagram Live broadcast with special guest Jonathan Wyner, President of Audio Engineering Society and Director of Education at iZotope. They will be raising money for Sweet Relief during the stream!
Get your pre-order of Deadhead Stories: Book 2 “Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground”! A portion of the proceeds supports The Rex Roadie Fund @ Sweet Relief!
There is no single author or artist because thousands of kind folks contributed to help preserve and pass down Deadhead history through their contributions to a Facebook group aptly called Deadhead Stories. Some spun a tale or two, many offered a memory, others shared their personal photos or artwork. A collection for the fans, by the fans!