Murry Hammond, bassist for the alt-country rock band Old 97s, is using his music to help the less fortunate by donating all the money made from concert sales of their latest album, I Dont Know Where Im Going But Im on My Way, to build homes in Mexico.
He says, Theres 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 Im the same old ambitious goofball as everyone else.
According to Hammond, it takes the sale of 234 CDs to build one house, and hes playing his part not only with cash donations but also hard work.
He says, Ive been down there helping out. I was on concrete duty last time. It was the hardest, most backbreaking work Ive ever done.
I Dont Know Where Im Going drops August 18.
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