Story Laurie McIntosh has been hard at work putting together a family music compilation and live concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The story behind the making of Neighbor to Neighbor is quite touching. Shortly after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Story Laurie and her family drove six hours from their home in Andes, NY, to Far Rockaway. Armed with baked goods, warm clothes, and stringed instruments, the McIntosh family was determined to bring relief to the displaced victims. Also joining Story Laurie on her relief trip was Brooklyn-based performer Amelia Robinson of the delightful Mil’s Trills.
Inspired by After The Flood, the 43-song charity download for Hurricane Irene relief, Story Laurie produced her own compilation to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts. Kicking off the making of the compilation was “Squeezebox Bus,” an original song written by Story Laurie on her way back home.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a 16-song compilation of family music which is currently available for pre-order through BandCamp for just $15. The official release date is set for December 22nd.
By downloading the digital compilation, you will not only get to hear a fantastic set of songs but you will also receive a charming little download card that makes a perfect keepsake for your generous donation in support of Sandy relief efforts. Bonus: A beautiful .pdf booklet with liner notes is available once your download code is redeemed.
All net proceeds go to The Neighbor to Neighbor Fund for Hurricane Sandy Relief which aims to support Occupy Sandy relief efforts through the collaboration of the M-ARK Project. You can find out more about this effort at Story Laurie’s official site.
Additionally, the Bearsville Theater will be hosting a benefit concert this Saturday, December 22 from noon – 3pm featuring Story Laurie and Ira McIntosh, Uncle Rock, Ratboy Jr., Grenadilla and Special Guests. For tickets and more information regarding the event visit the Bearsville Theater’s event page.
Neighbor to Neighbor – Family Music For Sandy Relief
1 New is the New Old – Gustafer Yellowgold
2 Smiling – Grenadilla
3 The Night the Lights Went Out – Uncle Rock
4 Green Grass of Summer – Dog on Fleas
5 Row de Boat – Kim & Reggie Harris
6 Squeezebox Bus – Story Laurie & Ira McIntosh (New)
7 Solartopia – Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, David Bernz and The Rivertown Kids
8 It’s So Good – Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke
9 Cuida el Agua – Dan Zanes
10 Bull Frog – Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
11 Pretend Your Hand Is a Puppet – Ratboy Jr. (Newly released 12/16!)
12 It Really Isn’t Garbage – Danny Einbender
13 I Will Be Your Friend – Guy Davis
14 This Little Light of Mine – The Saints of Swing (Previously unreleased)
15 Under One Sky – Magpie
16 Sing Me the Story of Your Day – Tom Chapin (Previously unreleased version)