Red Cross benefit CD features summer tunesWritten by Evan Brune | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: The date of the CD release was changed from June 15 to June 20.
The proceeds from “Red, White & You,” a CD featuring songs of summer by Northwest Ohio artists, will benefit the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.
The CD, which will be released June 20, can be purchased for $10 at Frisch’s Big Boy, Ralphie’s and area KeyBank locations. The album also comes with a $4 coupon for use at any Frisch’s Big Boy or Ralphie’s.
The CDs feature 23 artists with local roots, including Pat Dailey, Crystal Bowersox and Chrys Peterson, singing classic summer songs. “Put-In-Bay,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “August in Ohio” are a few songs in the lineup.
Hollywood Casino Toledo will host a free concert in the H Lounge from 7-10 p.m. June 27, featuring acts who contributed to the CD. Carmen Miller, Highbinder, Nine Lives, The Bradberries, Matt Sayers, Arctic Clam and Throw It To Erie will perform.
Michael S. Miller, editor in chief of Toledo Free Press, organized the project, which comes on the heels of two holiday CDs benefiting Make-A-Wish.
“This CD is more about summer fun, car rides and backyard barbecues,” Miller said.
The album offers individuals a chance to sample a variety of local artists.
“We’re not only raising money, but we’re also showing off local talent,” Miller said. “I’d stake our local musicians up against any other city’s, and these CDs are proof of it.”
The album also features Alyson Stoner, Kerry Patrick Clark, goLab, Kyle White, The Sanderlings featuring Scott Hunt, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Eddie Boggs, Buck69, The Reese Dailey Band, Old State Line, Jeff Stewart and Milano. There is also a special track featuring Toledo Mud Hens fans.