"The responses from everyone about the project were very positive and sincere", said 34 West Records spokesperson Aaron Duke. "I just know we have an album of great songs by great artists, who simply wanted to support a friend, fellow musician and good cause."
The tentative artist lineup for the "Labor of Love" Benefit CD includes: Jeff Pilson of Foreigner (Dokken, Dio, War & Peace, Rockstar Movie), Crash Kelly, 40ft Ringo, Jamie Rowe (Guardian, the London Calling), Matt Fig, Wade Williams, The Thornbirds (featuring Russ Parrish-Atomic Punks, Kevin Gilbert), Sy Klopps Blues Band (featuring members of Journey, Europe, Steve Miller Band), DRY, Liberty n Justice, Best of Seven (featuring Donnie Vie), Zion James, Crunchy (Monty Colvin-Galactic Cowboys), Ripe, other artists performances include Chip Znuff, Jani Lane, Billy McCarthy (D'Molls), JY Young (Styx), Ron Flynt (20/20), a never before released live track from Trixter and a special guest performance from CC Banana.
"I know with the hurricanes here in the states and a war overseas some people might feel overwhelmed and push something like Ricky's cancer recovery aside" added Duke. "We just want to raise awareness. There are many great causes to get behind. This one (Ricky) just happens to hit close to home for many of us involved in the album."
"Labor of Love" will be released in the United States in December through 34 West Records in the United States with RCD Music Ltd handling Canadian sales and distribution.
Labor of Love is sponsored by Waterstone Guitars, Audio-Chroma Recording and 9-ah.