The Drop Daily with RJ Bee
New Tunes on 6/19/20
New music and an interview for you today, with a live performance!
Juneteenth—Bandcamp Donating Proceeds to NAACP LDF. From their blog post: “So this this coming Juneteenth (June 19, from midnight to midnight PDT) and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. We’re also allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.” Good stuff. https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser
New Escaper Album Out Today. We’ve mentioned this band before—new album out today called Apotheosis. The Brooklyn-based groove and space band has a new album out today. Check it out. https://ropeadope.com/escaper
Grayson Capps Interview and Live Performance! We have an interview with Grayson and he plays a live acoustic tune. It’s called South Front Street,” a 16-song retrospective—compiled by his wife, Grammy-winning producer/engineer, Trina Shoemaker. You’ll hear him talk about the album and then he plays and sings us an acoustic tune. Let’s get into it. https://royalpotatofamily.com/product/grayson-capps-south-front-street/
I mentioned earlier that this is Juneteenth, which celebrates the ending of slavery in Texas in 1865. This has grown into the longest running African-American holiday, often called America’s second Independence Day.
Organizations you can support:
Color Of Change: https://colorofchange.org/
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/
Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
National Bail Fund Network: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory