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Awesome of the Day: Nashville Artists Helping Flood Victims

June 1, 2010  |  5:51pm
Awesome of the Day: Nashville Artists Helping Flood Victims

It seems like floodwaters hit Nashville at the peak of our collective disaster fatigue. But anyone who’s seen photos understands the massive damage caused by the swelling of the Cumberland River. It was the worst flooding in 500 years and caused $1.6 billion in damages. But what Nashville does have is an abundance of great musicians, and most of them have pitched in with music. Here’s a look at two projects spearheaded by former Paste folks:

Local Lighting
The scoop: Former Paste associate publisher Joe Kirk is now at NoiseTrade, who have joined forces with Lightning 100 to put out a 19-song compilation from local talent to raise money for The Community Foundation’s Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.
The artists: Andrew Belle, AutoVaughn, Mikky Ekko, The Apache Relay, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Trent Dabbs, Hammertorch, Reno Bo, The Civil Wars, Hightide Blues, Cassino, Brenn, Space Capone, Heypenny, Madi Diaz, The Cold Stares, The Non-Commissioned Officers, Mean Tambourines, Natalie Prass

We Are All In This Together
The scoop: Former Paste ad rep Kristen Dabbs is co-founder of the fantastic Ten out Tenn tours with her husband Trent. The group’s latest project is an album benefiting Nashville Flood Victims.
The artists: Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones, Trent Dabbs, Joy Williams, Andrew Belle, Madi Diaz, Griffin House, Jeremy Lister, Tyler James, Butterfly Boucher

“The goal in creating Ten Out Of Tenn was to represent the diversity of musicians coming out of Nashville’s vibrant music scene,” Dabbs says. “Although many of the artists arrive from all over the World, we all feel a love and connection to this city that has influences and shaped our paths and careers. Nashville is home. Torrential downpours flooded our beloved city only a few weeks ago, lifting the Cumberland River that runs through downtown 13 feet above flood stage, causing over $1.5 billion in damage, killing 30 people and leaving hundreds without a place to stay. Everyone in Nashville has been affected directly or indirectly. Aside from our individual efforts to assist family and friends, we felt that this was a way to contribute as a group to the rebuilding of the city.”

Please support Nashville through these two compilations!

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