"We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest" will be released on vinyl, CD & for download on November 26, 2013, just under a year before the statewide elections we believe can change the course of history in North Carolina. The five original protest songs on the "A" side were recorded in one day by a cast of around 25 NC-based musicians at Pershing Hill Studios in Raleigh. The "B" side (fondly referred to as the "Guerrilla Side") comprises five individually-submitted tracks by some of the state's finest songwriters. A massive album release concert and fundraiser is planned for November 30th at the Cat's Cradle.
The album's ten songs together form a unified statement: the artists of North Carolina attest that the people of our state deserve a government that holds all its people in equal esteem, that guards their health, their education, their legal rights and their ability to thrive, and that values justice over profit in every instance. We send our songs out in the hope of inspiring all who work for peace, fairness and moral prosperity in our state and beyond.
Proceeds from sales of the album and live performances will be used to create new music; no artists/producers/performers/contributors or volunteers are paid; any proceeds that exceed the expenses inherent to recording and the release of music will benefit Planned Parenthood of Central NC and Progress NC.
-Esse Quam Videri