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Get tunes, help with some medical bills, everyone wins

September 27, 2013

Two well-documented facts: healthcare is expensive, and being a professional musician is not often an incredibly lucrative position. Sadly, these two things often come together to cause problems, as they are currently doing for Brent Puls. But Puls has a posse of people who are on the case of those medical bills, assembling a compilation album to help raise funds. This collection of tunes includes local heroes, up-and-comers (the recently featured Rivals of the Peacemaker), established indie heroes (like IC fave Joe Pug), and Rachael Yamagata. The album, known as National Endowment for the Brents by Friends of Brent Puls Fund-Helper, is available on Bandcamp for $10.

It features a variety of genres, including the perky pop-rock of Any Kind, Leadfoot’s bluegrassy folk, the beautiful chamber-pop of Escape Tailor, and many more. You know you’ve got a couple bucks in your pocket to help out, and get some great tunes in the process.


Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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