For a staggering number of children in the Portland area, the holiday season is far from festive. Thankfully, there are many charities and organizations committed to making a child’s memories of the holidays a joyous one.
PDXmas is a charitable project — a collaborative effort — involving Portland bands. These musicians are a part of a compilation of Holiday songs for the 2007 season entitled, “PDXmas Vol. 1.” The proceeds of the sale of this CD this year will be donated to "Toys for Tots."
Artists featured on this compilation will also be performing their contribution plus other Christmas songs on December 14th at the Ash Street Saloon in downtown Portland. This will be a holiday party to promote both the CD and awareness for "Toys for Tots" foundation. The Ash Street Saloon in downtown Portland has graciously donated the venue for the evening. Also -- the Marines will be present to collect toys for a concurrent toy drive!
Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause!
Notes about the album (songs over there on the left):
The Imprints: "Please, Please, Please, Please, Please"
Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags: "Merry Christmas Anyway"
Matt Vrba: "It Just Won't be Christmas"
Michael Jodell and Matt Brown: "Peace Carol"
Chris Robley: "Silent Night"
Rachel Taylor Brown: "December"
Justin Jude: "The Motorbike Song"
Speechwriters LLC: "Endless Afternoons"
Kevin Breuner: "Hope Breaks In"
Morgan Grace: "Santa Ate My Second Cousin"
Maggie Sayles: "It's Christmas Time"