It is a great gift when a musician uses his or her talent to benefit others.
On how Songs For The Saints originally didn’t intend to be a full album & how he hopes it will help to rebuild the islands affected by the hurricane:
“I didn’t really know exactly what it was gonna be. I just knew that I’d written ‘Songs for the Saints’ and ‘Love for Love City.’ And I had a few other songs that I thought that might fit on this record, but I didn’t really, at the time, know that it was gonna be an album. I didn’t know that Songs For The Saints was gonna be a record. It was just a way of me, honestly, dealing with everything that was going on inside of my brain, inside of my heart, and it was truly a way of therapy. I never saw this record coming to be honest with you. It was something that I probably would have rather not done because it took a lot of devastation and destruction to make this record. But, I think it’s important for people to know that this album is not about the devastation and the destruction, it’s about the people, and it’s about their heart and their spirit, and how they changed my life, and what’s important to me, and everything that I’ve been through down there with them, and a lot of life that I’ve lived. So, I didn’t know it was gonna be a record at first, but after I cut ‘Songs for the Saints,’ and ‘Love for Love City’ with Ziggy Marley, all of a sudden, it was leaning that way to make a record, and I knew that I was wanting to do something to really help on a much broader scale, and I knew that making a record and giving all the money to help rebuild the Virgin Islands was the way to go.”
I couldn’t have said it any better. This new CD is only $15 and chocked full of great, heart touching, “yeah man” kinda songs.