Unemployed food service and hospitality workers could use some help, and several of our favorite local musicians are pitching in. This invitation comes from everybody’s favorite musician/labor historian, Joey La Neve De Francesco. Naturally, his concern is with the many workers whose lives were hard enough before the pandemic.
We just launched ‘Songs of Solidarity,’ a new benefit compilation for UNITE HERE Local 26’s emergency fund fund for Rhode Island/Boston hospitality workers still unemployed due to COVID-19. All tracks are from Providence/Boston area music workers who stand with their fellow workers in the hospitality industry
This digital download is only $5. And look at the lineup! Giving has never been this easy. As many as 12,000 workers (or 90%) of Unite Here Local 26’s members* are still out of work. Buy the compilation to help them pay the rent and put food on the table through the difficult coming winter.
Featuring music from Anjimile, Kufa Castro, Riobamba, Sad13, Ed Balloon, Ian O’Neil [Deer Tick], Chachi Carvalho, Downtown Boys, Robertico Arias y Su Alebreke, Orion Rigel Dommissee, Aura, Quarter Water (Leland Baker), Krill, The Kominas, Damon & Naomi, Harry and the Potters, Caloric, What Cheer? Brigade, Roz Raskin, Chaand Sequence, Evan Greer, Babaloo, and La Neve.
La Neve is Joey, who also performs with the Downtown Boys. The album is available at Bandcamp!
‘Songs of Solidarity’ cover art (detail) by Natalie Tran.
*Local 26 represents food service and hospitality workers in the Boston/Providence area.