Musicians Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, She & Him, and 10 other artists are joining together to help struggling musicians with a new compilation album in support of the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. “Sweet Relief lll: Pennies from Heaven” is available on iTunes today, September 3.
The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to professional musicians facing illness, disability or age-related problems. “Pennies From Heaven” commemorates the 20th anniversary of the inaugural release “Sweet Relief: A benefit for Victoria Williams,” which was inspired by Sweet Relief Musicians Fund founder Williams’ battle with multiple sclerosis.
“Musicians are always among the first to give their energy and talent to help other people in times of emergency, though they are very often without health insurance themselves, and need our support when they fall prey to illness and hardship,” singer-songwriter Jackson Browne said about the project. “Sweet Relief has been helping musicians for years, and has helped some whom I am very much indebted to for enriching my life.”
Keeping with the theme of support, each artist chose to cover a song that deals with either needing assistance or helping someone in need. The full track listing is below.
“Sweet Relief lll: Pennies from Heaven” track listing:
Ron Sexsmith Pennies From Heaven
Shelby Lynne Brother Where Are You
Sam Phillips Big Spender
k.d. lang How Did You Find Me Here
Ben Harper Crazy Love
Genevieve Toupin Heart Of Gold
Joseph Arthur If I Needed You
Rickie Lee Jones Surfer Girl
Tina Schlieske With A Little Help From My Friends
Victoria Williams Change Is Gonna Come
She & Him King Of The Road
Eleni Mandell I’ll Be Home
Jackson Browne Don’t Let Us Get Sick
Check out Ben Harper doing “Crazy Love”: