Song Premiere: Dan Bern Contributes “Birthday” to the Road Angel Project
Inara George of The Bird and The Bee created the Road Angel Project in order to raise funds for the Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s COVID-19 Fund. She explains, “I reached out to some of my musician friends to see if anyone had a track that they’d like to donate to the cause. As the pandemic hit and it became very clear that live music would not resume for many, many months, I immediately thought of Sweet Relief, not only because they help so many musicians, but also because they help everyone in the music industry. All of those people who work at venues booking shows, stage managing, bartending, lighting, mixing sound, and on and on… Sweet Relief is set up to help all of these workers during this crisis and also any other crisis that might come.”
Dan Bern is among the artists contributing a track to Road Angel Project: Volume 4. Bern’s original song “Birthday” appears on Volume 4, which is set for release on November 20. Bern tells Relix, “I wrote ‘Birthday’ a few years ago during the sessions for the ‘Drifter’ record back in 2012. I was back in LA again and was very glad to be there. The track was produced by Jon Griffin and Adam Busch, and backed by Common Rotation (Adam Busch, Jordan Katz, Eric Kufs.)”
Direct donations to the Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s COVID-19 Fund can be made at the organization’s website.