Over the past two years, longtime musicians Rob Slater, Ed Bumgardner and Chris Garges – a notable drummer and the owner/engineer of Old House Studio – created Be Good To Yourself – Mental Health for NC Musicians, a 27-song, four-format benefit collection by 60 Tarheel musicians.
Participating musicians include Don Dixon, Mitch Easter, Peter Holsapple, Libby Rodenbough (Mipso), Rick Miller and Mary Huff (SCOTS), John Howie Jr., Caitlin Cary, Bill Lloyd, Snüzz, Jeffrey Dean Foster, Danielle Howle, Doug Davis, John Elderkin (The Popes), Rod Abernethy and Robert Kirkland (Arrogance) and more.
The collection seeks to provide funds for uninsured North Carolina musicians to have the opportunity to seek initial treatment for addiction and suicidal depression.
The project will be released November 8, 2021 as a digital download and a double CD. Later this fall they will release a 10-song vinyl record and a limited vinyl EP of four songs not on the other formats.
Proceeds from the of sale of music and merchandise will go to pay for providing the means for treatment for uninsured North Carolina working musicians.
Be Good to Yourself is allied with the SIMS Foundation (simsfoundation.org) and Abundance NC (www.abundancenc.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All monies will be gathered and dispersed through Abundance NC.