It’s that I happened upon this because I got it through a nontraditional channel of mine. I have a system, and this link jumped into my lap anyways. Good stuff.

At any rate, Nugs.net has put together a two-disc CD to benefit the Hurricane cleanup in , and it looks like a beauty. Check out the tracklist below, and read on for the full press release.

Union Justice & Confidence: A nugs.net Benefit Album for New Orleans Musicians

DISC ONE
1. — “Tiger Roll>Space Headz March” Tipitina’s, , LA 2/5/05
2. — “Louisiana Bayou” , Morrison, CO 9/9/05
3. Umphrey’s McGee — “Nemo” The Riviera, , IL 12/30/04
4. — “Keep On Going” Freebird , Jacksonville Beach, FL 2/12/05
5. David Grisman Quintet — “” Sunset Center, Carmel, CA 8/19/04
6. Gov’t Mule — “I’ll Be The One” The Orpheum, New Orleans, LA 4/29/05
7. — “Into My Arms” Smith’s Olde Point Bar, , GA 8/26/05
8. featuring — “Best Reason to Buy The Sun” TwiRoPa, New Orleans, LA 4/30/05
9. — “” McCarter Theatre, , NJ 11/14/05

DISC TWO
1. — “Possum” Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA 11/7/91
2. — “Louisiana ” Armadillo World Headquarters, , 6/13/75
3. — “Number Two Pencil” Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA 4/28/05
4. — “Below Radar” 9:30 Club, , DC 1/1/05
5. — “Taught To Be Proud” Great American Hall, , CA 7/23/05
6. — “Cats Under The ” Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD 9/2/89
7. The — “Missin’ Me” Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA 5/1/99
8. — “Fishwater” Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA 6/26/96


Full press release below.

Enlists , , , and Others For Download Compilation to Support New Orleans Community

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 28, 2005–, the leader in downloads, has assembled an all-star compilation of live tracks to raise money for several New Orleans charities benefiting local musicians. ’s artist partners donated the recordings for this compilation, including an exclusive release from Widespread Panic’s archives, hand-picked by Panic front man and an exclusive, never-before-released song, “,” from former Phish guitarist and his new band 70 Volt Parade.

Nugs.net and the 17 artists featured on the benefit release organized this compilation out of their dedication to providing continued support for this vital American music community. Other artists contributing to the benefit compilation include Band, Phish, , David Grisman Quintet, The , Gov’t Mule, , and the , Umphrey’s McGee, , , , , and local New Orleans legends and .

Nugs.net and all the artists involved will donate 100% of the money raised from the of this hurricane benefit compilation to the following registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit charities: Tipitina’s Foundation, New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, New Orleans Musician’s Hurricane Relief Fund and Conscious Alliance.

Bill Taylor, director of the Tipitina’s Foundation expressed, “(W)e are empowered that so many people in our country recognize the importance of New Orleans’ own music heritage and its talented musicians. Monies raised from these efforts go immediately to help support displaced musicians as well as our greater mission to support the music and culture of New Orleans as we rebuild in the years to come.”

This two CD benefit compilation album will be available for $10.95 as downloads and $15.95 as CD-quality downloads. To purchase, go to http://nugs.net and help support nugs.net’s efforts to rebuild the New Orleans community of musicians.

of The New Orleans expressed his thanks and says, “Everybody knows that the swamp and river have popped out some pretty incredible musicians! is your to give back to some of those great musicians who are in need and get some -cool music as well.”

Nugs.net offers high-quality, mastered soundboard recordings of all tracks in and lossless CD-quality formats. All download files are compatible Windows, Mac and Unix, allowing for maximum flexibility and ease of use. Once downloaded, these files can be burned to CD an unlimited number of times, transferred to portable audio players as ’s , or played through a computer. “UNION, & CONFIDENCE, A nugs.net NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS BENEFIT ALBUM” is available exclusively through http://nugs.net.

Information on these charities can be found at the following web sites:

Tipitina’s Foundation – http://www..com

N.O. Musician’s Hurricane Relief Fund – http://www.preservationhall.com/2.0/donate.php

N.O. Musician’s Clinic – http://www.wwoz.org/clinic/

Conscious Alliance – http://www.consciousalliance.org/

ABOUT NUGS.NET

Music service provider nugs.net enterprises, LLC offers a turn-key solution for online music distribution. The nugs.network currently delivers music downloads for over 100 artists including: Band, , Phish, the , , Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, The , and the Music . Private label websites within the nugs.network include .com, LiveMetallica.com, LiveWidespreadPanic.com, LiveDownloads.com, LiveCheese.com, and the free music channel at stash.nugs.net. The nugs.network delivers over 2.5 million downloads per month to nearly 1 million users. More than 50,000 users each month listen to nugs.net radio and download monthly from the nugs.net archives. For more information visit http://nugs.net.


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