Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Los Lobos & Others Come Together To Save the Earth

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[pullquote quote="My hope is that fans see their favorite artists supporting the environment and want to get involved themselves." credit="Yvon Chouinard"]A number of musicians have teamed up with outdoor clothing company Patagonia to release a collection of songs to help the environment. Each artist has donated a song or album to be sold online and in Patagonia stores with all proceeds going to an environmental charity of the artist’s choice. [lastfm]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] supplied for a live version of “Oceans” that will benefit Conservation International Marine Programs. The title track of [lastfm]Jack Johnson[/lastfm]‘s 2010 release To The Sea will help the Kokua Hawai’I Foundation.

Other artist on board include [lastfm]Blitzen Trapper[/lastfm], [lastfm]John Scofield[/lastfm], [lastfm]Sun Kil Moon[/lastfm], [lastfm]Umphrey’s McGee[/lastfm], [lastfm]RaRa Riot[/lastfm], [lastfm]Drive-By Truckers[/lastfm], [lastfm]O.A.R.[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ziggy Marley[/lastfm], [lastfm]Los Lobos[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dawes[/lastfm] and many others. “My hope is that fans see their favorite artists supporting the environment and want to get involved themselves,” says Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard. “The groups these musicians are supporting are the ones that are ultimately going to save the planet.” The project will be launched today (3/1/2011).

Full details are available here.


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