Compilation hosted on Noisetrade to benefit Blood:Water Mission
JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web, celebrated two decades online this summer. For the past few years, JFH has celebrated anniversaries by releasing new, free indie compilations brimming with new and familiar talent in the CCM scene. But to mark 20 years, the JFH team wanted to do something special.
JFH decided to pare down the tracklist to a trim 20 artists and teamed with their friends in Jars Of Clay to have any and all proceeds generated by this new compilation go to Blood:Water Mission, an organization co-founded by the multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning band with the purpose of partnering with Africa to end the HIV/AIDS and water crisis.
Through Noisetrade, "JFH 20: Celebrating 20 Years of JesusfreakHideout.com" is available as a free download, or listeners can "tip" a donation directly to Blood:Water, which will receive 100 percent of all donations.
"I cannot think of a better collaboration of forces in our world than that of music and justice," said Dan Haseltine, co-founder of Blood:Water Mission and frontman of Jars Of Clay. "The stories of people who have been marginalized, oppressed or held back by a lack of resources like food, water, education and opportunity matched with the power of music to stir our emotions and help form meaning is what gives most of us the provocation to act. Music has many functions, and is, in and of itself, a mysterious force. When it underscores the hard work of making the world a better place, it is magical. We are so grateful for the partnership of Jars, Blood:Water, and JFH in celebration of 20 years!"
"JFH 20" features 20 songs from 20 different artists, with an additional bonus song for a total of 21 tracks. The artists were once again selected and invited by the JFH staff to contribute to the collection.
"Each time we put together one of these compilations, I'm honored to have them be a part of it," JFH founder John DiBiase said. "JFH was birthed out of a deep and passionate appreciation for Christian music, and the staff and I still have this passion to share two decades in. We hope these compilations are received as a way of us being able to give back to the artists and the fans. And we're super excited to be able to partner with one of my all-time favorite artists, Jars Of Clay, and Blood:Water Mission for this anniversary release."
Among the artists represented on "JFH 20: Celebrating 20 Years of JesusfreakHideout.com" are Jars of Clay, Disciple, Five Iron Frenzy, Remedy Drive, Flyleaf's Lacey Sturm, Sherwood, Steve Taylor & the Danielson Foil, Falling Up, PFR's Joel Hanson, The Classic Crime, Peter Furler, Kevin Max, Geoff Moore and Emery.
The Jesus Freak Hideout launched in August 1996 as one of the first Christian music websites of its kind. JFH has gone on to inspire many of today's popular Christian music sites and continues to be a leader in Christian music media on the web more than 17 years later. For more information, visit www.Jesusfreakhideout.com.
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