After being hit with two hurricanes in three weeks and with another on the way, Florida residents can use as much help as they can get to rebuild their communities. Answering the call for help is Basin Street Records, which will donate $3 for every record, DVD, hat, or T-shirt purchased between Sept. 3 and Sept. 20 to the American Red Cross effort for Florida hurricane relief.
Purchases from Basin Street’s Web site will automatically be counted, but if you purchase your items from a store or other online retailer, you simply need to fax the receipt to Basin Street Records at 504-483-7877 by Wed., Sept. 22. Or, if you prefer, you can email a scanned image to [email protected]
Either way, make sure you include your name so that Basin Street can make the donation in your name. If you purchase two or more items, also send them your address to receive the free BSR Festival Sampler 2004 CD, which contains one track from each of their nine recording artists. If you miss the deadline for disaster relief help, but would still like a sampler, don’t worry because the “buy two, get a free CD” promotion is ongoing.
Other news from Basin Street Records…
Jon Cleary is returning to the U.S. and will be performing at Chelsea’s in Baton Rouge on Sept. 10 and at Tipitinas in New Orleans on Sept. 11
Kermit Ruffins’ First Annual Treme BBQ Festival will take place in New Orleans on September 17 and 18.
Henry Butler will perform at the after-party for the Crescent City Connection Race on September 11 at TwiRoPa.
Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield and Dr. Michael White will all be in Debrecen, Hungary from September 10 – 12.
Theresa Andersson will be in Austin and Houston on September 10th and 11 and will be in London at Wembley Stadium (along with bassist Annie Clements) on Sept. 24 for the Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Show. The bill also includes acts such as Joe Walsh from the Eagles, David Gilmore from Pink Floyd and Albert Lee.
And in more Theresa Andersson news, the A&E TV Network will be using some of her music to promote The Brooke Ellison Story. She also performs in the movie, directed by Christopher Reeve, which will air on Oct. 25 on A&E.
Irvin Mayfield’s songs “Midnight Theme” and “The Reality” are in the Lion’s Gate film The Cookout.
Finally, an encore presentation of Infidelity, featuring music from Los Hombres Calientes, Michael White, Theresa Andersson, Henry Butler, and Irvin Mayfield, will air on Sept. 12 on Lifetime. The movie stars Kim Delany, Kyle Secor, and Cristian de la Fuente ,and the soundtrack is available on Basin Street Records.