Elliott Smith tribute album coming out in February


A tribute to late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith, To: Elliot From: Portland, will be released Feb. 7. Ten percent of the album's proceeds will go to the Elliott Smith Foundation's charity, Free Arts for Abused Children.

Featured on the compilation will be Portland bands The Decemberists, Helio Sequence, The Thermals and several others. Additionally, Sean Croghan, a former roommate of Smith's, will cover the previously unreleased "Hard Times."

For more information on Free Arts for Abused Children, visit http://www.freearts.org/ .

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