The Decemberists Help Uninsured Musicians
The Decemberists have had a surge of goodwill in the last few months. The band has donated music for climate change and performed a benefit concert for Jessica Schleif, an uninsured musician who needed financial help after a medical emergency. Now, the group is teaming up with The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting musicians like Schleif.
The foundation was created by Jeremy Wilson, a former bandmate of Decemberists’ drummer John Moen, after he (Wilson) was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition. After receiving so much support in the last four years, Wilson decided to start a foundation that could give back to other people involved with the music industry that have inadequate insurance.
The Decemberists have donated several limited-edition silk-screen concert posters—some of which are autographed—to be sold to benefit the Foundation. Check them out here.