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The Contribution’s Newest Single, “This Too Shall Pass” – Out 7/21

To Benefit BCEF (Breast Cancer Emergency Fund in SF Bay area)

Now Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Cdbaby

Since February, The Contribution have been living up to their name and giving back with each song. They have been releasing one single a month, as sort of a mid-month pick-me-up since February 2017 and have partnered with a variety of nonprofits to which 100% of the profits from each single (sold as a digital download) will go to a charity (hand-picked by members of the band) in perpetuity.

The Contribution is the brainchild of Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth (violin, guitar, vocals) together with Phil Ferlino (keyboards, vocals) and Jeff Miller (guitar, vocals) of New Monsoon. Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident), has been the bass player from the band’s inception along with vocalist Sheryl Renee (The Black Swan Singers). The drum chair has been occupied by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra), and currently Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic). Both Matt Butler and Duane Trucks appear on the band’s new record, Wilderness And Space. The full ten song album will be released on vinyl this Fall on LoHi Records and reveals the group’s love of 60s pop and soul coupled with their ability to flat-out shred.

logoBCEFThey release their newest single “This Too Shall Pass” on Friday, July 21 and it will benefit BCEF, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund  in SF Bay area.

Co-founding member of The Contribution and resident of the Bay Area, Jeff Miller, says, “BCEF is a nonprofit that has special significance to me as my mother, Joann D. Miller, passed away in 2012 from breast cancer. My family and I found out when it was already stage 4, so we could do nothing but support her in her last months of life on this plane.”

Many people with breast cancer have inadequate or no health insurance. Most will be unable to work throughout their treatment, adding a huge financial toll to an already difficult struggle. BCEF’s fast and early intervention prevents financial deterioration and provides a sense of security during a devastating illness. BCEF helps people in need continue life-extending medical treatments, avoid utility shut-off, prevent eviction, and maintain stable housing while they battle breast cancer. BCEF is a tax-exempt non-profit organization and does not receive City, State or Federal funds. 100% of their funding is from private foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Miller continues, “The song ‘This Too Shall Pass’ was written as a reference to the cathartic idea that even in our darkest days, with a loved one passing, there is hope. In writing and recording this song, I forever have a way to remember my mom and bring her into being whenever the song is played… a true blessing.”

 

 

Tim Carbone tells Shows I Go To about how the nonprofits were selected, “I put it to the band at large and asked them, ‘What do you feel strongly about?’Tim says, “I wrote the words to ‘This Too Shall Pass’ for our guitar player Jeff after his mother passed away from breast cancer.” He says they did some searching and found BCEF, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund in SF Bay area, to pair up with that song.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is located nearby where Carbone is from and they do wonderful work in protecting the waterways, including the drinking water of nearly 17 Million people, throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York.

Carbone continues, “Matt Butler said we should go for the Rex Foundation. Keith wanted Conscious Alliance, who I have also worked with before. Phil suggested Rock the Earth. I thought we would go with HeadCount because I am politically motivated. They don’t choose sides, they just encourage people to register to vote. When you don’t vote, bad things happen. I think we found that out.”

LoHi Records labelmate, Jim Brooks, suggested Piedmont Land Conservatory as he has held events to raise money for them in the past to preserve natural and scenic lands, farms, and open spaces in Piedmont North Carolina. All songs were written and produced by Tim Carbone, Phil Ferlino, and Jeff Miller.

“This Too Shall Pass” features Carbone on electric guitar, background vocals and percussion, Miller on electric guitars and background vocal, Ferlino on Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ and background vocals with Sheryl Renee on lead vocals, Keith Moseley on bass, and Duane Trucks on drums. The song was recorded at Silo Sound Studio in Denver, CO and Engineered by Todd Divel. Additional recording by Don Sternaker at Mix-o-Lydian Studios in Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Carbone says, “We feel blessed to be able to make this music and have it help people in need… and we would like to empower those who share our passion and provide a resource for them to take action with us.”

All Released Singles Available Here → www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheContribution

For more information, please visit www.TheContribution.net, www.facebook.com/TheContribution, www.twitter.com/thecontribution, and www.instagram.com/thecontribution.

 

 

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Relix Magazine Premieres The Contribution’s “Back This Way”
All Proceeds Donated to Rex Foundation ~ OUT TODAY February 17, 2017

The Contribution is:
Tim Carbone
, Phil Ferlino, Jeff Miller, Keith Moseley, Sheryl Renee, Matt Butler, & Duane Trucks

On Sale Now at:
iTunes | Amazon | cdbaby.com
TheContribution.net | LoHiRecords.com | RexFoundation.org

The Contribution is pleased to release tracks from their upcoming LoHi Records album, Wilderness And Space, one song at a time over the course of seven months, with full proceeds of each single going to a different non-profit. The full ten-song album will be released on vinyl this Fall.

They kick off with the single “Back This Way” which will be available online on February 17, 2017 with all proceeds donated to Rex Foundation. This track was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA and engineered by Rick Vargas. Head over to Relix Magazine to hear the World Premiere of “Back This Way” →  http://bit.ly/TheContributionRexPremiere_Relix.

The Contribution is the brainchild of Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth (violin, guitar, vocals) together with Phil Ferlino (keyboards, vocals) and Jeff Miller (guitar, vocals) of New Monsoon. Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident), has been the bass player from the band’s inception along with vocalist Sheryl Renee (The Black Swan Singers). The drum chair has been occupied by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra), and currently Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic). Both Matt Butler and Duane Trucks appear on the band’s new record, Wilderness And Space.

When Relix magazine announced the The Contribution’s debut record, Which Way World [2010], and called them a “jamband supergroup,” they also recognized, “the band serves the songs first and foremost.” Although the band is comprised of some of the scene’s heavy hitters, the first listen to their music reveals their love of 60s pop and soul coupled with their ability to flat-out shred. It’s what makes the band appealing to music lovers from all walks of life.

Since they are in other touring bands and cannot really get on the road together that often, they came up with this unique idea; Carbone wanted to find a way to live up to the band’s name, which in itself provided the clue as to how, and this is what they cooked up as a way to keep it going and give back in the process. Individually the members of The Contribution have been advocates and activists for various environmental and social causes. Now they have thought of a way to meld the two worlds the band holds dear. They are The Contribution, after all.

The group selected a handful of organizations to partner with and are excited to kick things off with Rex Foundation. Created in 1983 by the Grateful Dead and Family, Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere. Rex Foundation has granted $8.9 million to over 1,200 recipients.

“For more than 30 years, the Rex Foundation has funded organizations most people might never have heard of, but all of whom do meaningful work that we find important. I believe that these same groups need all of us now more than ever, and I doubt there could be any better way to celebrate their work than by coming together with songs in the air and spirits held high,” says Rex Foundation Executive Director Cameron Sears.

Carbone says, “We feel blessed to be able to make this music and have it help people in need… and we would like to empower those who share our passion and provide a resource for them to take action with us.”

Back This Way” is a duet sung as a conversation between a man and a woman whose relationship is suffering because the man is always away from home. He could be a musician or a traveling salesman (kind of the same thing) or in the military. It’s an argument that somehow, through love, turns out well. Carbone and Renee take the lead on vocals, backed by Miller, Ferlino, and Mosely, with Matt Butler holding it down on the drums.

Other organizations which will be featured include Conscious Alliance and HeadCount, as well as a handful of others that support the arts, environment, and health. Wilderness And Space will be released on LoHi Records, of which Carbone is one of the partners along with Hard Working Americans’ Todd Snider and Chad Staehly (Gold Mountain Entertainment), and entrepreneur/marketing veteran Jim Brooks.

For more information and music, stay tuned to www.TheContribution.net, www.facebook.com/TheContribution, www.twitter.com/thecontribution, and www.instagram.com/thecontribution.

Hear more about the Wilderness And Space project from Tim Carbone →  https://youtu.be/_6qfJzD97Ak.

Read a great interview with Carbone at Shows I Go To →  http://showsigoto.com/the-contribution-new-music/

Listen in to a podcast interview with Carbone at Ragin’ Randy Entertainment http://raginrandyentertainment.com/interview-tim-carbone-the-contribution/

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Leftover Salmon Releases 3rd Single Through Breckenridge Brewery
“Get Up And Go” Featuring Steve Berlin Andy Hall and Joey Porter

"Get Up And Go" Artwork by Nate Duval

“Get Up And Go” Artwork by Nate Duval

Available on Breck Brew Download Cards
Accompanied w/ an Artist Series Coaster & Contests

Handcrafted Music Deserves Handcrafted Beer. Leftover Salmon is releasing their third original single, “Get Up and Go,” through Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado on select 12-packs Sampler Packs through October. “Get Up and Go” includes guest musicians Steve Berlin (Keys), Andy Hall (Dobro) & Joey Porter (Organ). The download code for the song will be marked on a Rock Artist Series coaster, specially created for the song by Nate Duval. It will be available soon on iTunes. This is the third song in a series of four recorded in a special partnership which brings new meaning to the practice of catch and release between Breckenridge Brewery and LoS this year.

“I wrote ‘Get Up and Go’ on the beach in Newport, Oregon. A friend was injured in a car accident and had been holed up recovering for months on end, in a wheelchair and trying to take care of her two kids. It was clear she needed a break so my girl and I packed her and the kids up and went to the beach for a couple days of recreation. One afternoon I excused myself to try to do some song catching on the hotel balcony, and thought of how good it is to get out and enjoy the world when trying to rehabilitate one’s self,” says Vince Herman.

“For myself, a quiet hour in the woods or staring at water always seems to improve my perspective and get me back in my groove. I wanted to get that into a song. I know it’s pure escapism, but sometimes that’s when we’re most alive. So get out there and eat up the world folks. Have a cold Breckenridge Beer while you’re at it.”

Breck Beer and LoS will be hosting contests that include winning a trip for two to the Boulder, CO Thanksgiving shows and an Andrew White guitar played by Vince this season. Limited edition screen-printed posters of each of the songs, framed by Further Frames, are also among the prizes. The contests and posters will be announced through select giveaways on social media and at special events across the country.

NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America’s summer-festival circuit.” Leftover Salmon emerged on the scene in Boulder, CO in 1989 as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. “This is one fish that has only gotten better with age. Fiery solos and elements of country, bluegrass, jazz and jam rock combine into a heady mix of feel-good tunes — and some that carry a hefty message, as well,” said CMT.

Stay up to date this summer and fall with more Leftover Salmon/ Breckenridge Beer news at: http://www.breckbrew.com/LeftoverSalmon.

Leftover Salmon Fall 2013 Tour Dates
Oct-03  Thu – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre
Oct 04  Fri – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest
Oct-05  Sat – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest
Oct-06  Sun – San Francisco, CA The Independent (LoS & Friends)
Oct-29  Tue – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
Oct-30  Wed – Nashville, TN – Music City Roots
Oct-31  Thu – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
w/ Col. Bruce Hampton, Packway Handle Band, & Count M’Butu
Nov-01  Fri – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
Nov-03  Sun – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Nov-05  Tue – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov-06  Wed – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov-07  Thu – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov-08  Fri – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov-09  Sat – Richmond, VA – The National
Nov-10  Sun – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
Nov-12  Tue – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Nov-13  Wed – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov-14  Thu – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Nov-15  Fri – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
Nov-16  Sat – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov-17  Sun – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Nov-29  Fri – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
Nov-30  Sat – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
Dec 11-15 Wed-Sun Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings and Sol
Dec 28-29 Sat-Sun – Park City, UT- Park City Live
Dec 30-31 Mon-Tue – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 3-4, 2014 Fri-Sat – Girdwood, AK- Alyeska Resort
Jan 8-9, 2014 Wed-Thu – Kihei, Maui, HI- Stella Blues
Jan 10, 2014 Fri – Paia, Maui, HI – Charley’s
Jan 11, 2014 Sat – Makawao, Maui, HI – Casanova

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Galen Kipar Project is releasing a single this October. The new single “October Snow” (the carpenter yells) was inspired by the fall season.  It reflects on the transition to winter and the memories of summertime specifically in WNC.   Since it was the region and the people that inspired the effort, they thought it would be fun to release the single exclusively to WNC and the surrounding area the band calls home.  What is more, this single is a preview of the new release due out next year…

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NEW ALBUM RELEASE – April 2010

The GKP is currently working on it’s fourth release in four years at Echo Mtn. Studio in Asheville to be released in April 2010.  The band has already started recording with their first weekend being a 12 hour sessions on October 3rd and 4th.  The new release will showcase Jeremy Young- drum kit, Jon Morrow-8 string guitar-bass,  Camellia Delk-viola/ vocals and Galen Kipar-vocals, classical / steel guitars & harmonica.  The new release will also feature Aaron Ballance (Dehlia Low)-lap steel/ dobro, and Aaron Price-piano.

Buy now at one of the websites to help the band with production costs and get an autographed CD and poster 2 months prior to public release date at a discount rate.

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LINK TO KENNEDY CENTER VIDEO OF GKP PERFORMANCE
The GKP performed at the renowned Kennedy Center in Washington, DC this past August.
To view the DVD online at the KC‘s archives go to: www.kennedy-center.org,  Millenium Stage Arhives.

OR…  watch VIDEO here.

GKP was also featured in WNC Magazine this summer as one of the top bands you need to hear in 09’

Please stay tuned for more news about the  Galen Kipar Project!

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