musicians for minneapolis

Electro-Voice helping bridge collapse victims with a 57-song disc and celebrity memorabilia auction

Musicians For Minneapolis CD CoveBurnsville, MN (March 13, 2008) -- When the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed on August 1, 2007, the people at Electro-Voice audio company decided they wanted to help those involved. Seven months later, they released Musicians For Minneapolis: 57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort, a compilation disc with 100 percent of profits going toward the Minnesota Helps – Bridge Disaster Fund.

The compilation, released February 16, is an eclectic mix of genres and artists, including Steve Vai, Dick Dale, Calexico, Les Claypool, Howe Gelb, George Clinton and Rockie Lynne.  Many tracks are unreleased, and Lynne''s, the lead off single, is the only topic-specific song on the three discs. Around 1,600 copies have already been purchased, but the company hopes to sell all 5,000 copies and raise $100,000 before the first anniversary.

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