SPOKANE, Wash. -- A musical collaboration out of Spokane is transforming into a project with national implications. Folk music icon, Chad Mitchell teamed up with KREM 2 News’ Randy Shaw to release a new album benefiting Honor Flight.
The non-profit organization raises money each year to send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. Now an upcoming CD could help send dozens of aging veterans to see the war memorials built in their honor.
A new record label asked if Randy Shaw would be willing to do a CD with Spokane's folk singer icon Chad Mitchell. Both men had worked together before. Shaw and Mitchell decided to collaborate again and create music to benefit Inland Northwest Honor Flight.
Mitchell came up with the idea of trying to bring in other artists and expand the CD project.
Spokane pianist Dennis Washburn joined the project. He added a classical interpretation of ‘September Song.’ Sammy Eubanks also joined the project. He works with the Northwest Blue's Society. The musical collaboration grew to also include local newspaper columnist Doug Clark and his band.
Record label, New Mission Control, offered to help put the entire project together.
The CD goes on sale in the spring of 2013 for $14.99. Pre-orders can be placed online.
The compilation includes Randy Shaw, Chad Mitchell, Doug Clark, Sammy Eubanks, Charlie Ryan, The Seldom Scene, Grammy award winner Sherman Andrus & Lonny Bingle. Artists are donating 100% of their profits to the charity.