In the wake of first Hurricane Harvey and now Irma, the music community is mobilizing to help with relief efforts. One of the ways that this is manifesting is through the composition of original songs addressing the myriad of emotions exhibited in such a situation.
Coldplay wrote and performed a folk/country song for Houston still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, first performing it in Miami without knowing at the time that the audience would be in their own post-hurricane situation a few days later.
This is a subject that hits close to home. In the period when Nashville was catching its breath in the aftermath of the historic 2010 historic flood, Aircast was commissioned to create a piece for its own community by the local NBC affiliate.
Music has always had, and will continue to have, the power to speak to the psyche in ways nothing else can, to help soothe and heal a broken spirit. On Tuesday, September 12, the musical community came together for a telethon emanating from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, New York and L.A. that aired simultaneously on all four networks, cable networks and was live streamed. From Stevie Wonder to Tori Kelly to George Strait, to name just a few, the talent was extraordinary. Donations for this event’s relief efforts may be made at www.handinhand2017.com.
-Randy Hart, CSD for Aircast Custom Music