Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rocker Builds Homes For Needy From CDs

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One rocker is giving back to people in need by building them homes with his CDs.

Murry Hammond, bassist for the alt-country rock band Old 97’s, is using his music to help the less fortunate by donating all the money made from concert sales of their latest album, I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m on My Way, to build homes in Mexico.

He says, “There’s really extreme poverty down in Tijuana. I want my CD to do more than go in my pocket. It has to have a purpose or else I’m the same old ambitious goofball as everyone else.”

According to Hammond, it takes the sale of 234 CDs to build one house, and he’s playing his part not only with cash donations but also hard work.

He says, “I’ve been down there helping out. I was on concrete duty last time. It was the hardest, most backbreaking work I’ve ever done.”

I Don’t Know Where I’m Going drops August 18.

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