Although the well is capped and the cleanup seems to be progressing, we will not know the oil spill's long term impact on the fragile, stressed eco-stystem and the people in the Gulf region--perhaps for years to come. There are still one million barrels of oil out there, along with serious concern about the effects of the dispersants on fish larvae and eggs, marine mammals, the fishing industry, and the unknown risks from human exposure.
While the answers will be long in coming, we need to continue helping support those who are working tirelessly--each and every day--to save, revive and protect the environment, wildlife, and support the families that live and work in the Gulf-many of whom have lost their livelihoods.
Music has a special way of speaking to a moment and helping to make a difference.
In response, I am giving out two free downloads of beautiful, beloved pieces which I have recorded--to send out a message of care and support to two organizations on the forefront: The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.
The free music tracks, information about, and links to these organizations, are below. Feel free to listen and download. Please consider making a donation to support those working to heal and revive the Gulf. We can make a difference. Thank you very much!