Neil Young Tribute Raises More than $22,000 for Casting for Recovery

The worldwide release is not even scheduled until January 27, 2009, but American Laundromat Records (ALR) has already raised more than $22,000 for Casting for Recovery through pre-sales of its “Cinnamon Girl – Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity.” (You can pre-order the 16-track CD here, and you can purchase the tracks for download from iTunes.)
“The Double-CD focuses on Neil Young’s early work (1969 – 1979) and features 21 new cover versions of Neil’s most popular songs by artists Tanya Donelly, Britta Phillips, Lori McKenna, Jill Sobule with John Doe, Josie Cotton, Kristin Hersh, The Watson Twins, Darcie Miner, Elk City and many more.” From
This is a fascinating story in more ways than one. ALR is a one-man operation run by Joe Spadaro out of his Connecticut basement (“I have a day job,” he says.) Spurred by the death of his mother from breast cancer, Spadaro created the compilation to help support Casting for Recovery’s counseling and fly-fishing retreats, which it offers free to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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