Florence, SC May 8, 2012 --
Country Fried Rock is a one-hour, weekly radio road trip that features some of the most exciting off-the-radar artists from legendary veterans like James McMurtry to up-and-comers Ha Ha Tonka. Host and producer, Sloane Spencer is an unapologetic lover of all things "musically real" and turns up the volume on Delta Blues, Western Swing, Rock and Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Honky-Tonk, R&B, soul, Gospel and many other Made-in-America treasures. Spencer is also passionate about giving back to the community. Recently she curated a compilation of music titled, The Country Fried Rock Collection, Vol. To Benefit Nuҫi's Space, Athens, GA.
This Tuesday, May 8th, NoiseTrade Distribution will begin offering a free download of the record with an online "Tip Jar" for donations. Typically, the money would go directly to the artist, but for this project, 100% of the donations will go directly to Nuҫi’s Space. Nuҫi's Space is a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA. The aim of the organization is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and professional well being of musicians. The Foundation was created as a memorial to Nuҫi Phillips, a young musician living in Athens who took his own life in 1996.
The artist-donated songs are Americana radio friendly and are either exclusive songs, never-been-released, or exclusive pre-releases, including a song from influential 80's/90's band Dreams So Real, which was recorded at the famous John Keane Studios. Also on the compilation is a song written and donated by the band, Bloodkin, "Henry Parsons Died," which people often associate with Widespread Panic. There is a song contributed from actress and Athens, GA native, Laura Slade Wiggins (known as Karen on Showtime's Shameless) from her debut EP Clementine called "Stepping Out." An enormous mixture of essential Athens musicians also donated to the compilation, as well as friends of Country Fried Rock from around the country such as Don Gallardo, Brett Detar, Allen Thompson, The Fulltones and many more.
http://www.noisetrade.com/countryfriedrock is the link for donating and we are encouraging you share the link on social media, download the songs, and donate to Nuҫi's Space.
Brett Detar, 90 Acre Farm, The Welfare Liners, Mark Robinson, The Fulltones, Betsy Franck, The District Attorneys, Efren, Boo Ray, Laura Slade Wiggins, Bloodkin, Dreams So Real and more...