WHO: Josh Charles and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.
WHAT: Josh Charles, a musician in love with New Orleans, has developed a new and revolutionary partnership with Amazon and Tunecore. 100% of the revenue from downloads of his post-Katrina song; “Healing Time” will be donated to The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans to help rebuild, restore, and preserve the city.
Josh feels that there are plenty of people who may have forgotten that the city of New Orleans still needs your help and the good people of New Orleans still need homes.
He was in the process of making New Orleans his home when Katrina devastated New Orleans. He was forced to get on one of the last buses out of the city and into Houston. A brilliant piano player who has studied and played with Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis and The Meters, Charles was scheduled to hit the recording studio the day after Katrina roared through town, claiming lives and flooding homes and businesses. Three months after the storm, Josh made that return trip to begin his scheduled recording with Dr. John’s band and found people displaced, heartbroken, and hungry. Troubled by images that will never leave him, he wrote “Healing Time.” “I had to do something,” says Charles. “The spirit of New Orleans is with me wherever I go. Times are still very hard down there, but together we can make a difference. For less than a cup of coffee you get a song, and all of the money goes to rebuilding homes through the PRCNO. It’s a win-win.”
Josh will be performing this song and many others on a tour through the South this month.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14th
WHERE: Louisiana Music Factory, 201 Decatur Street
Download the song from Amazon by clicking here.