Firefighters do have the Waldo Canyon Fire fully contained, and the community is still pouring in their support. One of Colorado's most talented musicians, Jock Bartley, from Firefall visit 9NEWS on Monday. He and several other local musicians have teamed up to record a special that will raise money for firefighters and victims of the fire.
The song is called "It's Another Fire Burning." It will be released on iTunes on Wednesday, and all the proceeds made from the single will go to those affected by the fire.
"I was watching my hometown of Manitou Springs be evacuated and be threatened to be burned. I picked up a guitar and [the song] came real quick. I ended up writing a song, 'Another Fire is Burning.' I finished it, and then about four days later, the winds changed ... and ended up burning all those subdivisions. The horrific, emotional footage of that helped me finish the song," Bartley said.
The following people are participating in the program:
- Christian Teele - Drums
- Kenny Passarelli -Bass
- Jock Bartley - Guitars
- John Magnie - Piano and accordian
- Jeremy Lawton - Hammond B3
- Chris Daniels - Mandolin and banjo
- John Macy - Steel Guitar
Singing lead vocals are Jock Bartley, Jeff Hanna, Richie Furay, Matt Morris, Johnny Hickman, Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd), Chris Daniels. Singing backup vocals, Jock Bartley, Matt Morris Brad Corrigan (Dispatch) , Richie Furay, Kenny Pasarelli, Maria Passarelli, Jesse Furay, Nathen Maxwell (Flogging Molly), Jake Schroder, Jim Dalton, Hazel Miller, Linda Storey, Jessica Storey, Rececca Folsom, Johnny 5, Freddi Gowdy Todd Divel, Mark Oblinger Chris Daniels and Michael Sawaya.
"We got nationally-known and locally-known artists and singers, and we all got together and collaborated on the song in the studio. It was just so much fun," Bartley said. "When the money comes in from the downloads, we have a panel of four or five people who will meet once a month and decide where the money should go at that particular time. Then, [when we have chosen,] several different victims groups and firefighting groups that the money will go to. We're just really glad to be able to give something back."
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