The Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of its double-disc charity cover album. SHARIN’ IN THE GROOVE: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF PHISH includes contributions from Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Tom Club, the Wailers, John Scofield, and Hot Tuna, plus members of Los Lobos and Pavement, and many more. Proceeds support music education for children.
The Mockingbird Foundation and Trans World Entertainment have agreed to partner in a brick-and-mortar relationship which ensures availability of the release at more than 1100 stores in 44 states as well as through its website (www.twec.com), where it will soon be a featured highlight. Phish Dry Goods (www.phish.com/drygoods) and Homegrown Music Network (www.homegrownmusic.net) are showing their support for the project by offering it online as well.
The tribute is now available online for preorders through all three partners. (See direct links below.) On July 17, it will be available at Trans World brick-and-mortar stores including Disc Jockey, Camelot Music, Coconuts Music & Movies, FYE (For Your Entertainment), Planet Music, Record Town, Spec’s Music, Strawberries, The Wall, and Waxie Maxie’s.
Additionally, the Mockingbird Foundation is offering several bonus tracks for download from its website. The tracks include “Wolfman’s Brother” by Phil Lesh and Friends and “Cars Trucks Buses” by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and are available only to those who have completed a preorder at one of the three partner websites.
The Mockingbird Foundation was incorporated by Phish fans in 1997. Sharin’ in the Groove is the second fund-raising effort of the all-volunteer organization. The group’s first project was a 928-book, The Phish Companion, which was published last fall by Backbeat Books (formerly Miller Freeman Books) and has sold nearly 34,000 copies. The Foundation’s net proceeds from both projects are donated to charity, supporting music education for children.