Atticus Records has partnered with recording artist Rick Busby and songwriter Steve Callif to pledge 100% of all digital download sales of the song “Connected” from Rick’s upcoming album release, The Soul Of Everything. Written by Callif, “Connected” is the closing track on the new album, and is a great choice to dedicate to Hurricane Harvey Relief. “Connected” is a song that asks tough questions about whether we can see through all of the apparent differences that keep us divided, so that we can see that which we have in common instead, that which undeniably keeps us connected as one together on this “one earth” under “one moon, one sun.”
Busby has been performing the song for years in his shows, ever since he heard Callif sing it one night in a song circle, and made Callif teach it to him on the spot. Over the years, when they would run into one another, Rick kept saying that he was going to record it one day, and now he has followed through on that promise.
Stephen Doster, who produced The Soul of Everything, anchored the studio band while providing electric guitars, leading an impeccable ensemble performance from studio masters Kevin Lovejoy on keys, Dony Wynn on drums and the deeply missed, George Reiff on bass. Like many of the other songs on The Soul Of Everything, Doster describes “Connected” as “metaphysical pop,” a perfect song at the perfect time, just what is needed in these challenging times here on Planet Earth.
We would love your help in helping us to heal some of the many lives that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. This is personal for Atticus Records, because many of the musicians and supporters that have been integral in bringing our dreams to life were among those who lost their homes and possessions. This is why we are pledging 50% of all album sales from Atticus recording artists Stephen Doster and Rick Busby, as well as 100% of all digital download single sales of specially selected tracks from those albums, to Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.
At Atticus Records, we believe that music should be good for something besides just listening pleasure. Using our music to help raise money for relief efforts is one of the ways we put our mission statement into action. It will take years before full recovery from Hurricane Harvey is achieved. It will also take a lot of small gestures by a lot of people over the long haul to get it all done.
Buying music that brings you personal pleasure, while also contributing to hurricane relief efforts, is one of the small actions that you can take today to make a difference. Each little step, each small gesture keeps us moving the ball forward. That is how recovery will ultimately be achieved. We hope you will join our efforts and let others know about it as well.
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