The Austin for Peace album is our first effort to raise awareness and funds for the Syrian refugees through the art and gift of music. This altruistic endeavor was born in the live music capital of the world, Austin TX, and we want you to be part of it!
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works around the world to help provide people fleeing their homes with the medical care they need. Our donations allow them to allocate our resources most efficiently and where the needs are greatest. 66% of the sale price of this album will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in order to assist in this massive humanitarian crisis.
This album was recorded live in Arlyn Studios (Austin, TX), with the collaboration of local and international renown musicians and singers. The names featured in this album are John Pattitucci (bass player), Ignacio Berroa (drummer), Red Young (Hammond organ), Rabbi Neil Blumofe (singer), Tamela Hedstrôm (singer), Mauricio Callejas (guitarist and vocals), Paul Sanchez (singer), Ryan Hagler (bass player), James Sheeran (drummer), Stephany Raby (violinist), Russell Shores (bass player), and Esteban Alvarez (pianist and music director).
Special thanks to the Wesley United Methodist Church Gospel Choir. (Lamonica Lewis, Yvonne Tapscott, Sondra Johnson, Janice Jean, Willie Everrett, Lawrence Hornsby, Leonard Woods, and Cicely Jones).