Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Billy Bragg, Dan Bern and Patty Griffin are among more than thirty artists contributing tracks to a two-CD Bruce Springsteen tribute album that will benefit two charities.
Sal Trepat, who publishes the Spanish Springsteen magazine Point Blank, and Bob Benjamin, organizer of the annual Light of Day fundraising concerts for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, organized the project. Benjamin, who manages Springsteen’s friend Grushecky, learned he had the disease seven years ago. His foundation and the Kristen Ann Carr Fund will split all proceeds from sales of the double disc. Carr, who died ten years ago of sarcoma (a form of cancer), was the daughter of Springsteen’s co-manager, Barbara Carr.